Gallery

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Etymology

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.

Noun

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. Uppermost seating area projecting from the rear or side walls of a theater, concert hall, or auditorium.
  4. A roofed promenade, especially one extending along the wall of a building and supported by arches or columns on the outer side
  5. as a whole, the spectators of an event.
    • 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.
  6. (computing) A browsable collection of images, font styles, etc.
    a gallery of image thumbnails
    a clip-art gallery in a wordprocessor

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Verb

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

  1. (Trinidad and Tobago) To show off

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