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.
gallery (plural galleries)
- An institution, building, or room for the exhibition and conservation of works of art.
- An establishment that buys, sells, and displays works of art.
- Uppermost seating area projecting from the rear or side walls of a theater, concert hall, or auditorium.
- A roofed promenade, especially one extending along the wall of a building and supported by arches or columns on the outer side
- as a whole, the spectators of an event.
2011 November 12, “International friendly: England 1-0 Spain”, BBC Sport:
- 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.
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- gallery in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- gallery in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- gallery at OneLook Dictionary Search