synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of gallery in English

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From Old French galerie, gallerie (a long portico, a gallery), from Medieval Latin galeria (gallery), perhaps an alteration of galilea (church porch), probably from Latin Galilaea, Galilee, region of Palestine. More at Galilee.


  • IPA(key): /ˈɡæləɹi/
  • Hyphenation: gal‧le‧ry


gallery (plural galleries)

  1. An institution, building, or room for the exhibition and conservation of works of art.
  2. An establishment that buys, sells, and displays works of art.
  3. The uppermost seating area projecting from the rear or side walls of a theater, concert hall, or auditorium.
  4. (law) The, often elevated and in the rear, part of a courtroom where seating for the public audience is facilitated during trial.
  5. A roofed promenade, especially one extending along the wall of a building and supported by arches or columns on the outer side
  6. The spectators of an event, collectively.
  7. (computing) A browsable collection of images, font styles, etc.
    a gallery of image thumbnails
    a clip-art gallery in a wordprocessor
  8. (fortification) A covered passage cut through the earth or masonry.
  9. (mining) A level or drive in a mine.
  10. (automotive) This term needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {}.
    • 2012, Colin Campbell, The Sports Car: Its design and performance (page 92)
      At about 2500 r.p.m., as much oil is by-passed through the cooler as the amount delivered to the main gallery and at higher engine speeds the flow through the cooler is appreciably greater.
    • 2014, Tim Gilles, Automotive Engines (page 164)
      Metal grit from a previous engine failure was lodged in the oil galleries and had come loose upon driving the vehicle.

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  • gallerist



gallery (third-person singular simple present galleries, present participle gallerying, simple past and past participle galleried)

  1. (Trinidad and Tobago) To show off

Further reading

  • gallery in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • gallery in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • gallery at OneLook Dictionary Search


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