English Online Dictionary. What means gallery? What does gallery mean?
From Middle English galery, gallerye, from Middle French galerie, gallerie, 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)
- An institution, building, or room for the exhibition and conservation of works of art.
- An establishment that buys, sells, and displays works of art.
- The uppermost seating area projecting from the rear or side walls of a theater, concert hall, or auditorium.
- (by extension, metonymically) The spectators of an event, collectively.
- (law) The, often elevated and in the rear, part of a courtroom where seating for the public audience is facilitated during trial.
- A roofed promenade, especially one extending along the wall of a building and supported by arches or columns on the outer side
- (computing) A browsable collection of images, font styles, etc.
- a gallery of image thumbnails
- a clip-art gallery in a wordprocessor
- (fortification) A covered passage cut through the earth or masonry.
- (mining) A level or drive in a mine.
- (automotive) A channel that carries engine oil to parts of the engine that need lubrication, such as the main bearings.
- (television) The production control room.
- A part of a monocle, a projection off the ring holding the lens, which helps secure the monocle in the eye socket.
- (entomology) The boring trails produced by an insect in wood.
- Short for gallery forest.
gallery (third-person singular simple present galleries, present participle gallerying, simple past and past participle galleried)
- (Trinidad and Tobago) To show off.
- “gallery”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “gallery”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- “gallery”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
- allergy, largely, regally