1the room or space just inside the front entrance of a house or flat. North American a corridor or area on to which rooms open. 2a building or large room used for meetings, concerts, or other events:the village hall historical the building in which a guild was housed. 3a large room in a mansion or palace used for receptions and banquets. [in names] British a large country house, especially one with a landed estate:Darlington Hall the principal living room of a medieval house.
4 (also hall of residence) British a university building containing rooms for students to live in: for a brief time they had shared a room in hall the room used for meals in a college, university, or school:he dined in hall