great hall


Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
  • noun

Words related to great hall

the principal hall in a castle or mansion

References in classic literature ?
The calm of evening was upon the world as I emerged from the great hall, and the scene was lit by the warm glow of the setting sun.
On that evening a stranger who might have chanced to be in Baltimore could not have gained admission for love or money into the great hall.
Just when the deep-toned clock in the great hall struck eight, Barbicane, as if he had been set in motion by a spring, raised himself up.
Its length was equal to that of three of the loftiest trees that grow, and it was as wide as the great hall of audience in your palace, O most sublime and munificent of the Caliphs.
The center of the warriors' life is the great hall of the king, built chiefly of timber.
Alice guessed in a moment that it was looking for the fan and the pair of white kid gloves, and she very good-naturedly began hunting about for them, but they were nowhere to be seen--everything seemed to have changed since her swim in the pool, and the great hall, with the glass table and the little door, had vanished completely.
A central aisle led from the doorway the full length of the great hall, terminating at the steps of a marble dais upon which a man sat in a great throne-chair.
In the daytime I played with my companions in the garden, and in the evening I led the dance in the Great Hall.
Here we were ushered into a great hall where presently many Mahars gathered.
Late in the afternoon a messenger arrived from Zat Arras to inform us that we would be tried by an impartial body of nobles in the great hall of the temple at the 1st zode* on the following day, or about 8:40 A.
We behold, with throbbing bosoms, the heroine in the grasp of a proud and ruthless baron: her virtue and her life alike in danger, drawing forth her dagger to preserve the one at the cost of the other; and just as our expectations are wrought up to the highest pitch, a whistle is heard, and we are straightway transported to the great hall of the castle; where a grey-headed seneschal sings a funny chorus with a funnier body of vassals, who are free of all sorts of places, from church vaults to palaces, and roam about in company, carolling perpetually.
The UK reggae stars - who were supposed to play the inaugural show at the newly refurbished grade IIlisted Victorian building in Cardiff - saw their concert move to the city university's Great Hall instead.
A Victorian celebration, Dickensian Christmastime, will take place in the spectacular Great Hall from 7.
The campus has also already started taking bookings for conferences and events at its PS32m Great Hall on the Bay Campus in 2019.