from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Mythology The hall in which Odin received the souls of slain heroes.
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- proper n. In Norse mythology, the home of warriors slain gloriously in battle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The palace of immortality, inhabited by the souls of heroes slain in battle.
- n. Fig.: A hall or temple adorned with statues and memorials of a nation's heroes; specifically, the Pantheon near Ratisbon, in Bavaria, consecrated to the illustrious dead of all Germany.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Scand. myth., the Hall of the Slain; the palace of immortality, inhabited by the souls of heroes slain in battle, who spent much of their time in drinking and feasting.
- n. A name figuratively applied to any edifice or place which is the final resting-place of the heroes or great men of a nation or of many such, and specifically to the Temple of Fame built by Louis I. of Bavaria at Donaustauf, near Ratisbon, and consecrated to renowned Germans.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Norse mythology) the hall in which the souls of heros slain in battle were received by Odin
A local newspaper reported in 2009 that Reynolds placed the 12,500 square foot, waterfront house, which he called Valhalla, on the market for $8.9 million.
It’s almost like saying Valhalla is a code word for conquering Scandinavia.
His plan to offer up the goddess Freia to the giants who built Valhalla is untenable from the start, as it would mean forcing the Gods to give up their eternal youth (her golden apples do a lot more than just keep the doctor away -- and remember, there was no Botox in 19th century Germany).
"Limiting the amount of alcohol you consume to one drink a day can help," says John L. Phillips, MD, program director of urology at New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y. Coffee and tea
In Norse mythology, the paradise of Valhalla is the great hall where war heroes greet the afterlife.
Well, I like to think that in Valhalla, a certain three good knights were smiling in their cups.
Give me glorious victory, or let me feast with you in Valhalla tonight!
Hillary Clinton organises some Valkyries in Valhalla, perturbing Odin, Thor and company.
You dream up these eternities, each of them serving its own particular brand of poison. [beckoning in different directions with each name] Call it Nirvana, call it Valhalla, call it Elysium, call it [contemptuous] Heaven.
Rising before dawn, Mr. Clinton went to the Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla, arriving about 6 a.m.