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Definition of gallery:

  1. A frame, like a balcony, projecting from the stern or quarter of a ship, and hence called stern gallery or quarter gallery, - seldom found in vessels built since 1850.
  2. A long and narrow corridor, or place for walking; a connecting passageway, as between one room and another; also, a long hole or passage excavated by a boring or burrowing animal.
  3. A long and narrow platform attached to one or more sides of public hall or the interior of a church, and supported by brackets or columns; -- sometimes intended to be occupied by musicians or spectators, sometimes designed merely to increase the capacity of the hall.
  4. A room for the exhibition of works of art; as, a picture gallery; hence, also, a large or important collection of paintings, sculptures, etc.
  5. A working drift or level.
  6. Any communication which is covered overhead as well as at the sides. When prepared for defense, it is a defensive gallery.

Synonyms:

impetus, veranda, picture gallery, balcony, drift, salon, trend, upstairs, verandah, public, wing, purport, pander, museum, aim, audience, impulsion, satisfy, exhibit, movement, header, bearing, studio, act, attendance, ham, art gallery, head, heading.

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