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

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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)

  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. (by extension, metonymically) The spectators of an event, collectively.
  5. (law) The, often elevated and in the rear, part of a courtroom where seating for the public audience is facilitated during trial.
  6. A roofed promenade, especially one extending along the wall of a building and supported by arches or columns on the outer side
  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) A channel that carries engine oil to parts of the engine that need lubrication, such as the main bearings.
  11. (television) The production control room.
  12. A part of a monocle, a projection off the ring holding the lens, which helps secure the monocle in the eye socket.
  13. (entomology) The boring trails produced by an insect in wood.
  14. Short for gallery forest.

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Related terms

  • 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, 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.


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