Asaph hall

[ey-suh f] /ˈeɪ səf/ (Show IPA), 1829–1907, U.S. astronomer: discovered the satellites of Mars.
Charles Francis, 1821–71, U.S. Arctic explorer.
Charles Martin, 1863–1914, U.S. chemist, metallurgist, and manufacturer.
Donald, born 1928, U.S. poet and editor.
Granville Stanley, 1846–1924, U.S. psychologist and educator.
James Norman, 1887–1951, U.S. novelist.
(Marguerite) Radclyffe [rad-klif] /ˈræd klɪf/ (Show IPA), 1880–1943, English writer.
Prince, 1748–1807, U.S. clergyman and abolitionist, born in Barbados: fought at Bunker Hill.
Historical Examples

It is true of the wife of asaph hall, the illustrious discoverer of the satellites of Mars.
Woman in Science John Augustine Zahm

a room serving as an entry area within a house or building
(sometimes capital) a building for public meetings
(often capital) the great house of an estate; manor
a large building or room used for assemblies, worship, concerts, dances, etc
a residential building, esp in a university; hall of residence

a large room, esp for dining, in a college or university
a meal eaten in this room

the large room of a house, castle, etc
(US & Canadian) a passage or corridor into which rooms open
(often pl) (informal) short for music hall
Charles Martin. 1863–1914, US chemist: discovered the electrolytic process for producing aluminium
Sir John. 1824–1907, New Zealand statesman, born in England: prime minister of New Zealand (1879–82)
Sir Peter. born 1930, English stage director: director of the Royal Shakespeare Company (1960–73) and of the National Theatre (1973–88)
(Margueritte) Radclyffe. 1883–1943, British novelist and poet. Her frank treatment of a lesbian theme in the novel The Well of Loneliness (1928) led to an obscenity trial

Old English heall “place covered by a roof, spacious roofed residence, temple, law-court,” from Proto-Germanic *khallo “to cover, hide” (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German halla, German halle, Dutch hal, Old Norse höll “hall;” Old English hell, Gothic halja “hell”), from PIE root *kel- “to hide, conceal” (see cell). Sense of “entry, vestibule” evolved 17c., at a time when the doors opened onto the main room of a house. Older sense preserved in town hall, music hall, etc., and in university dormitory names. Hall of fame attested by 1786 as an abstract concept; in sporting sense first attested 1901, in reference to Columbia College.

Hall (hôl), Granville Stanley. 1844-1924.

American psychologist who established an experimental psychology laboratory at Johns Hopkins University (1882), founded child psychology, and profoundly influenced educational psychology.

Related Terms

chow hall

(Gr. aule, Luke 22:55; R.V., “court”), the open court or quadrangle belonging to the high priest’s house. In Matt. 26:69 and Mark 14:66 this word is incorrectly rendered “palace” in the Authorized Version, but correctly “court” in the Revised Version. In John 10:1,16 it means a “sheep-fold.” In Matt. 27:27 and Mark 15:16 (A.V., “common hall;” R.V., “palace”) it refers to the proetorium or residence of the Roman governor at Jerusalem. The “porch” in Matt. 26:71 is the entrance-hall or passage leading into the central court, which is open to the sky.


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