Hall vs Halls - What's the difference?

hall | halls |

As nouns the difference between hall and halls

is that hall is hell while halls is .




(en noun)
  • A corridor; a hallway.
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  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=We tiptoed into the house, up the stairs and along the hall into the room where the Professor had been spending so much of his time.}}
  • A meeting room.
  • A manor house (originally because a magistrate's court was held in the hall of his mansion).
  • (Cowell)
  • A building providing student accommodation at a university.
  • The principal room of a secular medieval building.
  • (label) Cleared passageway through a crowd.
  • * (Ben Jonson) (1572-1637)
  • A hall ! a hall!

    Derived terms

    * great hall * hall monitor * hall of fame * hall of shame




  • (UK, uncountable) student accommodation
  • * 2004 , anonymous student, quoted in K Woodley, "Let the data sing: representing discourse in poetic form", Oral History volumes 31-32, page 49
  • He was chatting to a couple of girls so I went over and introduced myself, said, "Hello, I er... I’m in the same halls as you." He just looked at me and said, "And?"
  • * 2008 , Anshuman Ahmed Mondal, Young British Muslim Voices , page 15
  • 'I had a massive argument with my parents about moving into halls' and they even tried to bribe me a bit and said, "You know, if you don't go into '''halls''' we'll give you the money that you would have paid in ' halls as a gift."
  • * 2009 , anonymous Disability Advisor, quoted in Supporting people with autism through adulthood , National Audit Office, page 30
  • Once B started University he did really well; the structured environment provided by his university suited him well and he loved it so much that by the end of the first term he decided he did want to live in halls after all.
  • * 2010 , Julius Falconer, Tempt Not the Stars , page 127
  • 'Yes. The first year he was in halls but was glad to leave for digs after that.'


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