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Hall vs. Atrium

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Hallnoun

A corridor; a hallway.

‘The drinking fountain was out in the hall.’;

Atriumnoun

(architecture) A central room or space in ancient Roman homes, open to the sky in the middle; a similar space in other buildings.

Hallnoun

A meeting room.

‘The hotel had three halls for conferences, and two were in use by the convention.’;

Atriumnoun

(architecture) A square hall lit by daylight from above, into which rooms open at one or more levels.

Hallnoun

A manor house (originally because a magistrate's court was held in the hall of his mansion).

‘The duke lived in a great hall overlooking the sea.’;

Atriumnoun

(anatomy) A cavity, entrance, or passage.

‘an atrium of the infundibula of the lungs’;

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Hallnoun

A building providing student accommodation at a university.

‘The student government hosted several social events so that students from different halls would intermingle.’;

Atriumnoun

(anatomy) One of two upper chambers of the heart.

Hallnoun

The principal room of a secular medieval building.

Atriumnoun

(biology) Any enclosed sexine and nexine layers, widening toward the interior of the grain.

Hallnoun

(obsolete) Cleared passageway through a crowd.

Atriumnoun

A square hall lighted from above, into which rooms open at one or more levels.

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Hallnoun

(India) A living room.

Atriumnoun

The main part of either auricle of the heart as distinct from the auricular appendix. Also, the whole articular portion of the heart.

Hallnoun

A building or room of considerable size and stateliness, used for public purposes; as, Westminster Hall, in London.

Atriumnoun

A cavity in ascidians into which the intestine and generative ducts open, and which also receives the water from the gills. See Ascidioidea.

Hallnoun

The chief room in a castle or manor house, and in early times the only public room, serving as the place of gathering for the lord's family with the retainers and servants, also for cooking and eating. It was often contrasted with the bower, which was the private or sleeping apartment.

‘Full sooty was her bower and eke her hall.’;

Atriumnoun

A cavity, entrance, or passage; as, the atrium, or atrial cavity, in the body wall of the amphioxus; an atrium of the infundibula of the lungs, etc.

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Hallnoun

A vestibule, entrance room, etc., in the more elaborated buildings of later times.

Atriumnoun

any chamber that is connected to other chambers or passageways (especially one of the two upper chambers of the heart)

Hallnoun

A name given to many manor houses because the magistrate's court was held in the hall of his mansion; a chief mansion house.

Atriumnoun

the central area in a building; open to the sky

Hallnoun

A college in an English university (at Oxford, an unendowed college).

Atriumnoun

an open-roofed entrance hall or central court in an ancient Roman house.

Hallnoun

The apartment in which English university students dine in common; hence, the dinner itself; as, hall is at six o'clock.

Atriumnoun

a central hall in a modern building, typically rising through several stories and having a glazed roof.

Hallnoun

Cleared passageway in a crowd; - formerly an exclamation.

Atriumnoun

the forecourt of a large church built on the basilican plan.

Hallnoun

an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open;

‘the elevators were at the end of the hall’;

Atriumnoun

each of the two upper cavities of the heart from which blood is passed to the ventricles. The right atrium receives deoxygenated blood from the veins of the body, the left atrium oxygenated blood from the pulmonary vein.

Hallnoun

a large entrance or reception room or area

Hallnoun

a large room for gatherings or entertainment;

‘lecture hall’; ‘pool hall’;

Hallnoun

a college or university building containing living quarters for students

Hallnoun

the large room of a manor or castle

Hallnoun

English writer whose novel about a lesbian relationship was banned in Britain for many years (1883-1943)

Hallnoun

United States child psychologist whose theories of child psychology strongly influenced educational psychology (1844-1924)

Hallnoun

United States chemist who developed an economical method of producing aluminum from bauxite (1863-1914)

Hallnoun

United States explorer who led three expeditions to the Arctic (1821-1871)

Hallnoun

United States astronomer who discovered Phobos and Deimos (the two satellites of Mars) (1829-1907)

Hallnoun

a large and imposing house

Hallnoun

a large building used by a college or university for teaching or research;

‘halls of learning’;

Hallnoun

a large building for meetings or entertainment

Hall

In architecture, a hall is a relatively large space enclosed by a roof and walls. In the Iron Age and early Middle Ages in northern Europe, a mead hall was where a lord and his retainers ate and also slept.

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