Gallery
Gallery Gal"ler*y, n.; pl. {Galleries}. [F. galerie, It. galleria, fr. LL. galeria gallery, perh. orig., a festal hall, banquetting hall; cf. OF. galerie a rejoicing, fr. galer to rejoice. Cf. {Gallant}, a.] 1. A long and narrow corridor, or place for walking; a connecting passageway, as between one room and another; also, a long hole or passage excavated by a boring or burrowing animal. [1913 Webster]

2. A room for the exhibition of works of art; as, a picture gallery; hence, also, a large or important collection of paintings, sculptures, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. A long and narrow platform attached to one or more sides of public hall or the interior of a church, and supported by brackets or columns; -- sometimes intended to be occupied by musicians or spectators, sometimes designed merely to increase the capacity of the hall. [1913 Webster]

4. (Naut.) A frame, like a balcony, projecting from the stern or quarter of a ship, and hence called {stern gallery} or {quarter gallery}, -- seldom found in vessels built since 1850. [1913 Webster]

5. (Fort.) Any communication which is covered overhead as well as at the sides. When prepared for defense, it is a {defensive gallery}. [1913 Webster]

6. (Mining) A working drift or level. [1913 Webster]

{Whispering gallery}. See under {Whispering}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Gallery — es el nombre del producto principal del proyecto Gallery. Gallery es un programa para publicación de fotos en línea tipo álbum fotográfico libre, basado en PHP (y por lo tanto multiplataforma) y con licencia GPL Entre sus características más… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Gallery — nannte sich eine Soft Rockband aus Detroit, Michigan, die Anfang der 1970er Jahre mit dem Schlager Nice to Be with You auch international erfolgreich war. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Geschichte 2 Diskografie 2.1 Singles 2.2 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • gallery — ► NOUN (pl. galleries) 1) a room or building for the display or sale of works of art. 2) a balcony or upper floor projecting from a back or side wall inside a hall or church. 3) the highest balcony in a theatre, having the cheapest seats. 4) (the …   English terms dictionary

  • gallery — [gal′ər ē; ] often [ gal′rē] n. pl. galleries [ME < OFr galerie, gallerie, long portico, gallery < ML galeria, prob. < galilaea: see GALILEE (porch)] 1. a) a covered walk open at one side or having the roof supported by pillars;… …   English World dictionary

  • gallery — [n1] balcony arcade, loggia, mezzanine, patio, porch, upstairs, veranda; concept 440 gallery [n2] showplace for wares exhibit, exhibition room, hall, museum, salon, showroom, studio, wing; concepts 448,449 gallery [n3] audience, usually seated… …   New thesaurus

  • Gallery — (англ. галерея) Gallery (компания) Gallery Project программное обеспечение …   Википедия

  • gallery — c.1500, from M.Fr. galerie a long portico (14c.), from M.L. galeria, of uncertain origin, perhaps an alteration of galilea church porch, which is probably from L. Galilaea Galilee, the northernmost region of Palestine (see GALILEE (Cf. Galilee)); …   Etymology dictionary

  • gallery — 1 *passage, passageway, corridor, arcade, cloister, ambulatory, aisle, hall, hallway 2 *museum, treasury, archives, library …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Gallery — For the MediaWiki <Gallery> tag, see Wikipedia:Gallery tag. Gallery may refer to: An art museum (art gallery) A retail art shop (also often known as an art gallery) An exhibition room in a museum Long gallery, an element in architecture: a… …   Wikipedia

  • gallery — galleried, adj. gallerylike, adj. /gal euh ree, gal ree/, n., pl. galleries. 1. a raised area, often having a stepped or sloping floor, in a theater, church, or other public building to accommodate spectators, exhibits, etc. 2. the uppermost of… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”