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Gallery Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    gallery n
  1. spectators at a golf or tennis match
  2. a porch along the outside of a building (sometimes partly enclosed) [syn: veranda, verandah]
  3. a room or series of rooms where works of art are exhibited [syn: art gallery, picture gallery]
  4. a long usually narrow room used for some specific purpose; "shooting gallery"
  5. a covered corridor (especially one extending along the wall of a building and supported with arches or columns)
  6. narrow recessed balcony area along an upper floor on the interior of a building; usually marked by a colonnade
  7. a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine; "they dug a drift parallel with the vein" [syn: drift, heading]
Gallery Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  5. (Fort.) Any communication which is covered overhead as well as at the sides. When prepared for defense, it is a defensive gallery.
  6. (Mining) A working drift or level. Whispering gallery. See under Whispering.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Gallery'

  • Gallery: Gallery may refer to: An Art museum (art gallery) An exhibition room in a museum Long gallery , an element in architecture: a long hallway ...
  • Long gallery: Long gallery is an architectural term given to a long, narrow room, often with a high ceiling. In British architecture, long galleries ...
  • Gallery forest: Gallery forests form riparian forest corridors along river s or wetland s, and project into landscape ecosystem s that are otherwise only ...

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