hall-n; 6 Senses

Sense Number 1: an interior corridor

Commentary: HALL[+structure][+architectural][+corridor][+interior]

Their room is just down the hall from ours at the hotel.
Jimmy was a hall monitor at school.
We saw the doctor walking down the hall towards surgery.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: an entrance area to a home, foyer

Commentary: HALL[+structure][+architectural][+area][+entry][+house]

This house has a two-story entry hall with marble floors.
The maid hung his hat and coat in the hall and ushered him into the library.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: college or university buildings used for various purposes

Commentary: HALL[+building][+academic][+classroom/+dining/+residential]

Students are allowed to bring guests to the dining hall.
The university is building three new residential halls for undergraduates.
The English and Philosophy Departments are in that hall across from the library.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4, 12

Sense Number 4: a large building used for public activity, gatherings, entertainment

Commentary: HALL[+building][+public][+activity][+gathering/+performance/+administration]
NOTE: refers to buildings, not just a single room in them (see Sense 6)

We enjoyed the old German music hall in Munich.
There is a meeting tonight at the town hall.
John has some influence with people in city hall.
The film follows the escapades of a woman who works in a dance hall.
The young cellist has performed in concert halls around the world.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 13

Sense Number 5: a grand house, mansion or manor

Commentary: HALL[+building][+private][+residence][+large][+manor]
NOTE: implies a private residence

They stayed in a hall in southern England that had belonged to a duke.
The halls of those noblemen were built mostly in the 16th century.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 11

Sense Number 6: a large room

Commentary: HALL[+room][+large][+exhibition/+living/+assembly]
NOTE: refers to a room in a larger building, different from Sense 4

The Impressionist paintings are on display in the next hall of the museum.
The masquerade ball was held in the grand hall of the manor, which could accommodate an orchestra.
The students gathered in the assembly hall every Friday morning at ten.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 5