See also: Gallery

English edit

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A gallery

Etymology edit

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.[1]

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡæləɹi/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: gal‧le‧ry

Noun edit

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.
    • 2011 November 12, “International friendly: England 1-0 Spain”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Capello was missing his son's wedding in Milan to take charge – yet his reshaped England team gave him cause for a double celebration as they overturned the odds in front of a delighted Wembley gallery.
  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.
    • 2012, Colin Campbell, The Sports Car: Its design and performance, page 92:
      At about 2500 r.p.m., as much oil is by-passed through the cooler as the amount delivered to the main gallery and at higher engine speeds the flow through the cooler is appreciably greater.
    • 2014, Tim Gilles, Automotive Engines, page 164:
      Metal grit from a previous engine failure was lodged in the oil galleries and had come loose upon driving the vehicle.
  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.
    beetle gallery
  14. Short for gallery forest.

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Verb edit

gallery (third-person singular simple present galleries, present participle gallerying, simple past and past participle galleried)

  1. (Trinidad and Tobago) To show off.

References edit

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024) “gallery”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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