Gallery


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.

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