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Hall vs. Porch

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Hallnoun

A corridor; a hallway.

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

Porchnoun

(architecture) A covered and enclosed entrance to a building, whether taken from the interior, and forming a sort of vestibule within the main wall, or projecting without and with a separate roof.

Hallnoun

A meeting room.

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

Porchnoun

A portico; a covered walk.

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.’;

Porchnoun

A covered and inclosed entrance to a building, whether taken from the interior, and forming a sort of vestibule within the main wall, or projecting without and with a separate roof. Sometimes the porch is large enough to serve as a covered walk. See also Carriage porch, under Carriage, and Loggia.

‘The graceless Helen in the porch I spiedOf Vesta's temple.’;

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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.’;

Porchnoun

A portico; a covered walk.

‘Repair to Pompey's porch, where you shall find find us.’;

Hallnoun

The principal room of a secular medieval building.

Porchnoun

a structure attached to the exterior of a building often forming a covered entrance

Hallnoun

(obsolete) Cleared passageway through a crowd.

Porch

A porch (from Old French porche, from Latin porticus , from porta ) is a room or gallery located in front of an entrance of a building. A porch is placed in front of the facade of a building it commands, and forms a low front.

‘colonnade’; ‘passage’;

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Hallnoun

(India) A living room.

Hallnoun

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

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.’;

Hallnoun

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

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.

Hallnoun

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

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Hallnoun

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

Hallnoun

Cleared passageway in a crowd; - formerly an exclamation.

Hallnoun

an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open;

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

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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