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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gal·lery /ˈgæləri, ˈgælri/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gal·ler·y n.; pl. Galleries
 1. 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.
 2. A room for the exhibition of works of art; as, a picture gallery; hence, also, a large or important collection of paintings, sculptures, etc.
 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. Naut. 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.
 5. Fort. Any communication which is covered overhead as well as at the sides. When prepared for defense, it is a defensive gallery.
 6. Mining A working drift or level.
 Whispering gallery. See under Whispering.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: spectators at a golf or tennis match
      2: a porch along the outside of a building (sometimes partly
         enclosed) [syn: veranda, verandah]
      3: a room or series of rooms where works of art are exhibited
         [syn: art gallery, picture gallery]
      4: a long usually narrow room used for some specific purpose;
         "shooting gallery"
      5: a covered corridor (especially one extending along the wall
         of a building and supported with arches or columns)
      6: narrow recessed balcony area along an upper floor on the
         interior of a building; usually marked by a colonnade
      7: a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine;
         "they dug a drift parallel with the vein" [syn: drift, heading]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (1.) Heb. 'attik (Ezek. 41:15, 16), a terrace; a projection;
      (2.) Heb. rahit (Cant. 1:17), translated "rafters," marg.
    "galleries;" probably panel-work or fretted ceiling.