great hall

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n great hall the principal hall in a castle or mansion; can be used for dining or entertainment
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Usage

In literature:

He strode along the corridors and found his way back to the great hall.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
A sudden silence filled the great hall of Victoire.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
He ate with the other monks in the great hall, having his own private trencher and bowl beside Gerasimus.
"The Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts" by Abbie Farwell Brown
This was sung at the first great meeting of the strikers held in the Temperance Hall.
"Adventures and Recollections" by Bill o'th' Hoylus End
In the great hall sat the Wizard, himself, waiting for them, and he was as soft as butter.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Now, come this way, and see the Great Hall.
"John and Betty's History Visit" by Margaret Williamson
She stood in a great hall.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
There is a great hall and library, and the history of this famous religious palace is most interesting.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Of course there will be a great commotion at Cross Hall.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
The great hall was silent with a silence that was breathless.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
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In poetry:

"O, you shall live in a great stone hall,
In a parkland fair and wide,
With many a servant to do your will
If you will be my bride."
"Yorkshire Gypsy" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
She was a lady great and splendid,
I was a minstrel in her halls.
A warrior like a prince attended
Stayed his steed by the castle walls.
"The Lute-Player" by William Watson
The feast was spread in Ercildoune,
In Learmont's high and ancient hall:
And there were knights of great renown,
And ladies, laced in pall.
"Thomas the Rhymer" by Sir Walter Scott
Great organs surged through arches dim
Their jubilant floods in praise of him;
And in church, and palace, and judgment-hall,
He saw his own image high over all.
"A Parable - II" by James Russell Lowell
Pale on the panes of the old hall
Gleams the lone space
Between the sunset and the squall;
And on its face
Mournfully glimmers to the last:
Great oaks grow mighty minstrels in the blast.
"Autumn Even-Song" by George Meredith
Calmly and lowly some hearts beat,
And none may know that they beat at all;
They muffle their music whenever they meet
A few in a hut or a crowd in a hall.
Great hearts those --
God only knows!
"A "Thought-Flower"" by Abram Joseph Ryan

In news:

Delegates from China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region attend a meeting at the Great Hall of the People as part of the 18th Communist Party Congress in Beijing, China, Friday, Nov 9, 2012.
RPI coach Seth Appert attended Monday's Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Toronto, and former Engineer great Adam Oates was one of the inductees.
All the people of Athens gathered into the great hall and voted on issues before them.
David Byrne's lates musical conquest is a building - specifically the one above - the Great Hall of the Battery Maritime Building.
A huge screen shows a broadcast of China's new Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping speaking in Beijing's Great Hall of the People Thursday, Nov 15, 2012.
For the few years that the Boardwalk Bullies skated in Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, there was some great family fun to look forward to over the winter.
Sufjan Stevens as the Christmas Unicorn at Great American Music Hall .
Great American Music Hall .
Sufjan Stevens as the Christmas Unicorn at Great American Music Hall.
The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame is honoring the Norm Stewart era of University of Missouri basketball as it inducts two all-time greats who played under the former Tiger coach.
(AP) — The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame is honoring the Norm Stewart era of University of Missouri basketball as it inducts two all-time greats who played under the former Tiger coach.
NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar #33 of the Los Angeles Lakers poses for a portrait on the court at the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles, California in 1987.
Watch the late great Country Music Hall of Famer Buck Owens on Hee-Haw performing his giant classic country hit "Tiger By The Tail".
Woods and Peaking Lights at Great American Music Hall.
A new concert hall in Las Vegas rivals great performing arts centers around the world.
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In science:

The Quantum Hall Effect (QHE) remains a great attraction for theoreticians and experimentalists.
Landau level mixing and spin degeneracy in the quantum Hall effect
No perfect guide to laser/cavity stabilization exists, but a great start is Ch. 27 of [109], written by John Hall and collaborators.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Of great interest for spintronic applications are materials with strong SO interaction since they are more effective spin-manipulators and spin-current generators through the spin-Hall effect .
Electron Spin Dynamics in Impure Quantum Wells for Arbitrary Spin-Orbit Coupling
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