a raised area, often having a stepped or sloping floor, in a theater, church, or other public building to accommodate spectators, exhibits, etc.
the uppermost of such areas in a theater, usually containing the cheapest seats.
the occupants of such an area in a theater.
the general public, especially when regarded as having popular or uncultivated tastes.
any group of spectators or observers, as at a golf match, a Congressional session, etc.
a room, series of rooms, or building devoted to the exhibition and often the sale of works of art.
a long covered area, narrow and open at one or both sides, used especially as a walk or corridor.
Chiefly South Atlantic States. a long porch or portico; veranda.
a long, relatively narrow room, especially one for public use.
a corridor, especially one having architectural importance through its scale or decorative treatment.
a raised, balconylike platform or passageway running along the exterior wall of a building inside or outside.
a large room or building used for photography, target practice, or other special purposes:
a shooting gallery.
a collection of art for exhibition.
Theater. a narrow, raised platform located beyond the acting area, used by stagehands or technicians to stand on when working.
Nautical. a projecting balcony or structure on the quarter or stern of a vessel.
Furniture. an ornamental railing or cresting surrounding the top of a table, stand, desk, etc.
Mining. a level or drift.
a small tunnel in a dam, mine, or rock, for various purposes, as inspection or drainage.
a passageway made by an animal.
Fortification Obsolete. an underground or covered passage to another part of a fortified position.