Adjective "gallery" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A room or building for the display or sale of works of art.
  1. 'the National Gallery'
  2. 'Pictures of huge Angel statues and former industrial buildings turned into art galleries lend themselves to good imagery for fashion-conscious think tanks it seems.'
  3. 'Young didn't wait for his work to be exhibited in art galleries or museums, although that's where it is now.'
  4. 'The new renaissance and baroque galleries at the Waiters Art Museum, Baltimore, include rooms that resemble those of a seventeenth-century Dutch nobleman.'
  5. 'As visitors approach the art galleries, moreover, the building will calm them.'
  6. 'Simply trusting established art galleries or auction houses is nice, but it is an insufficient protection.'
  7. 'Librarians also help these community artists by arranging exhibitions - at the library and at various art galleries - and sales.'
  8. 'Business, local galleries and art museums brought home the bacon as well.'
  9. 'Fundamental to the foundation of national art galleries were several assumptions that still govern the public display of art.'
  10. 'Unlike most museums and art galleries, the National Trust's responsibilities extend beyond works of art to buildings, gardens, and natural and designed landscape.'
  11. 'They would compete to tear down government buildings, rip art galleries to shreds, and hold impromptu show trials for local Party officials, teachers or intellectuals.'
  12. 'Make time for Rome's patrician galleries - private collections of the great princes, in many cases still right in the family palace where they were first hung.'
  13. 'So that means my WIP gallery is down one picture!'
  14. 'There's a gallery of seven pictures from the week online here.'
  15. 'It may be disturbing to view, but this is a gallery of pictures of evacuees arriving in Melbourne and the Alfred Hospital.'
  16. 'This has resulted in a whole gallery of competing pictures.'
  17. 'The pictures in the photo gallery made me realise that I am a very lucky happily married man!'
  18. 'Visitors can also take part by posing in the special photo booth and adding their own picture to the gallery of fame.'
  19. 'He also has three galleries of pictures which are worth looking at.'
  20. 'There is a photo gallery with over 110 pictures divided into a number or interesting categories.'
  21. 'The gallery includes pictures taken during the Eclipse in 2001.'
A balcony or upper floor projecting from an interior back or side wall of a hall or church, providing space for an audience or musicians.
  1. 'He said the Great Hall was a major feature, with its high vaulted ceiling, stone floor and minstrels' gallery - and the views were breathtaking.'
  2. 'He tramped up a flight of stairs and appeared in the minstrels' gallery overlooking the main collection hall.'
  3. 'A minstrel's gallery provides additional sleeping accommodation in the roof space above the kitchen.'
  4. 'Janet and William Norwood, the young man's parents, were also seated in the gallery and stood up to tumultuous and prolonged applause.'
  5. 'But I could still see the raised seats in the gallery high above me, and the bleachers at the same level.'
  6. 'Maybe this creates better sound for the people up in the circle and the gallery.'
  7. 'It was when two women seated in the gallery embraced.'
  8. 'The figure was positioned in the middle of the gallery, seated on a small plywood pedestal that rested on a larger box.'
  9. 'Spectators standing in the pit or seated on hard benches in the gallery are visible in the daylight and there is a constant feeling of motion that animates the geometries of the theatre's space.'
  10. 'Spectators sit in the galleries, grouped according to rank, race, or religion.'
  11. 'As a result, a line of people waited overnight for a seat in the gallery, a highly unusual occurrence for the Supreme Court.'
  12. 'By seeking more mainstream sports fans, is golf in danger of attracting football crowds instead of the more traditional golf galleries?'
  13. 'My tee shot went right and into the gallery and struck - of all people - my fiancée, Amanda, in the back.'
  14. 'When he hit and when he putted, it was over - then you had to putt, and the gallery is all running around.'
  15. 'By this time, the gallery was really getting excited.'
  16. 'Watching from the TV tower, I cringe at the way galleries crowd in from the left and in front of the player.'
  17. 'When I sank my putt, they were staring over my shoulder like a gallery at a tour event.'
  18. 'Maybe that's because I'm over near the gallery in the rough.'
  19. 'After wild applause from the gallery, Hogan said nothing, then hit his next shot within a few feet of the cup.'
  20. 'But on the golf course, in front of galleries, I'm out of my element.'
  21. 'However, it's impossible to police everyone in the gallery, or tournament golf would turn into a police state.'
A long room or passage, typically one that is partly open at the side to form a portico or colonnade.
  1. 'We could open a gallery from the upstairs room to the living room and it would be a memorable feature.'
  2. 'As the hub of the house, the great room opens to the entrance gallery, the deck, and the breakfast nook.'
  3. 'The courtyard is surrounded on three sides by columned cloisters with galleries of majestic arches.'
  4. 'Typical floors house information and research resources in galleries that open onto the atrium.'
  5. 'The atrium style entrance halls are overlooked by an overhanging gallery on the first floor.'
  6. 'Liam led me along an amazing and seemingly endless labyrinth of passages, hallways, corridors and galleries.'
  7. 'The linear form of the north block lends itself to open galleries while the deeper south block offers a calmer atmosphere for browsing stacks and reading at tables.'
  8. 'long underground galleries of 3 km or more made it possible to mine under the sea'
  9. 'The gallery was finally tamped with sod or earth, over a length of 6 to 10 meters.'
  10. 'Shafts that provide access to a series of galleries that follow seams of material underground are known as galleried shaft mines.'
  11. 'A stone staircase leads to the deep cave labyrinth, 2500m of underground galleries.'
  12. 'Then come ambrosia beetles and western oak bark beetles by the thousands, flocking to feed, tunnel out galleries, and lay their eggs.'
  13. 'While burial in underground galleries carved out of soft rock was not restricted to Roman Christians alone, it is with them that the catacombs are most commonly associated.'
  14. 'The mines, a Unesco world cultural heritage monument, attract tourists from round the world to its labyrinthine tunnels, galleries and underground lakes.'
  15. 'We walked through replicas of the old houses with their cooling wind-towers, and then down a spiral staircase to the underground galleries.'
  16. 'At the base of the shaft, six horizontal galleries were found, extending for over 15m in some cases.'

More definitions

1. a raised area, often having a stepped or sloping floor, in a theater, church, or other public building to accommodate spectators, exhibits, etc.

2. the uppermost of such areas in a theater, usually containing the cheapest seats.

3. the occupants of such an area in a theater.

4. the general public, especially when regarded as having popular or uncultivated tastes.

5. any group of spectators or observers, as at a golf match, a Congressional session, etc.

6. a room,

More examples(as adjective)

"artists can be gallery."


Late Middle English (in gallery (sense 3)): via Old French from Italian galleria ‘gallery’, formerly also ‘church porch’, from medieval Latin galeria, perhaps an alteration of galilea (see galilee).


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