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[hawl-wey] /ˈhɔlˌweɪ/
a corridor, as in a building.
an entrance hall.
Origin of hallway
1875-80, Americanism hall + way Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The hallway was filled with smoke and with coughing, bleeding people who were stumbling around, disoriented.
  • Generous built-in shelving allows the hallway to double as a library.
  • With a loud bang he threw an empty box on the pile of rubbish in the hallway and then went heavily down the stairs.
  • The official came upon a little party of four drinking beer out of the cover of a milk-can in the hallway.
  • Dirt and desolation reign in the wide hallway, and danger lurks on the stairs.
  • They took him to a hallway and asked him to walk along it without his white cane.
  • Thus each place cell fired for only one location, much as would a burglar alarm tied to a particular tile in a hallway.
  • They all chose either white or yellow chrysanthemums, and they all had to queue up in the crowded hallway outside the consulate.
  • Perhaps they were in the school gym or auditorium, a long hallway, or a valley.
  • He runs away if you come close to fast and he wont come down the hallway at all for some reason.
British Dictionary definitions for hallway


a hall or corridor
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for hallway

1877, American English, from hall + way.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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