- n. history, architecture The main room of a palace, castle or large manor house in the Middle Ages, or in a country house of the 16th and early 17th centuries
- n. history, architecture The principal building of a manor or castle compound
- n. the principal hall in a castle or mansion; can be used for dining or entertainment
“I was with Morgaine in the great hall of Camlan when the High King announced his decision.”
“In a great hall with pillars hewn out of the living stone sat the Elvenking on a chair of carven wood.”
“As he passed through the great hall and disappeared down the runway which led to the pump-room, I stole stealthily from my hiding place and crossed to the great door, the inner of the three which stood between me and liberty.”
“Still holding her hand, Knut Whitebear led Eir and the others into the great hall of Hoelbrak, to the fang of Jormag, embedded in the ground.”
“In moments, the great hall was empty save for the thralls, who huddled in the shadows.”
“The whole company consisted of 25 planted round an oblong table in a great hall and divided into committees in conversation; the prevailing topick was politicks and conjectures of a French war.”
“It wasn't so very long ago that he had stood with pride before his parents and relations in the great hall of Kizzmat, waiting to receive honors from the Teachers themselves.”
“As he walked down the great hall that divided the house down the middle, Sandra Kay sighed and shook her head.”
“The door of the great hall stood open, and the fire, which had been burning on its big hearth unquenched for more than three hundred years, was blazing merrily, as if some hand had just replenished it.”
“So, when night descends at last, the candles in the great hall are gutted, and the court wends its way to bed—though few will remain in their own—I join Robin in the passage beyond my chamber.”
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