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GAL'LERY,n.

1. In architecture, a covered part of a building, commonly in the wings, used as an ambulatory or place for walking.

2. An ornamental walk or apartment in gardens, formed by trees.

3. In churches, a floor elevated on columns and furnished with pews or seats; usually ranged on three sides of the edifice. A similar structure in a play-house.

4. In fortification, a covered walk across the ditch of a town, made of beams covered with planks and loaded with earth.

5. In a mine, a narrow passage or branch of the mine carried under ground to a work designed to be blown up.

6. In a ship, a frame like a balcony projecting from the stern or quarter of a ship of war or of a large merchantman. That part at the stern, is called the stern-gallery; that at the quarters,the quarter-gallery.



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GAL'LERY,n.

1. In architecture, a covered part of a building, commonly in the wings, used as an ambulatory or place for walking.

2. An ornamental walk or apartment in gardens, formed by trees.

3. In churches, a floor elevated on columns and furnished with pews or seats; usually ranged on three sides of the edifice. A similar structure in a play-house.

4. In fortification, a covered walk across the ditch of a town, made of beams covered with planks and loaded with earth.

5. In a mine, a narrow passage or branch of the mine carried under ground to a work designed to be blown up.

6. In a ship, a frame like a balcony projecting from the stern or quarter of a ship of war or of a large merchantman. That part at the stern, is called the stern-gallery; that at the quarters,the quarter-gallery.

GAL'LER-Y, n. [Fr. galerie; Sp. and Port. galeria; It. galleria; Dan. gallerie; G. id.; D. galdery; Sw. galler-verck, and gall-rud. Lunier supposes this word to be from the root of G. wallen, to walk. But is it not a projection? See Gallant.]

  1. In architecture, a covered part of a building, commonly in the wings, used as an ambulatory or a place for walking. – Encyc.
  2. An ornamental walk or apartment in gardens, formed by trees. – Encyc.
  3. In churches, a floor elevated on columns and furnished with pews or seats, usually ranged on three sides of the edifice. A similar structure in a play-house.
  4. In fortification, a covered walk across the ditch of a town, made of beams covered with planks and loaded with earth. – Encyc.
  5. In a mine, a narrow passage or branch of the mine carried under ground to a work designed to be blown up. – Encyc.
  6. In a ship, a frame like a balcony projecting from the stern or quarter of a ship of war or of a large merchantman. That part at the stern, is called the stern-gallery; that at the quarters, the quarter-gallery.

Gal"ler*y
  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. 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. Any communication which is covered overhead as well as at the sides. When prepared for defense, it is a defensive gallery.
  6. A working drift or level.

    Whispering gallery. See under Whispering.

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Gallery

GAL'LERY,noun

1. In architecture, a covered part of a building, commonly in the wings, used as an ambulatory or place for walking.

2. An ornamental walk or apartment in gardens, formed by trees.

3. In churches, a floor elevated on columns and furnished with pews or seats; usually ranged on three sides of the edifice. A similar structure in a play-house.

4. In fortification, a covered walk across the ditch of a town, made of beams covered with planks and loaded with earth.

5. In a mine, a narrow passage or branch of the mine carried under ground to a work designed to be blown up.

6. In a ship, a frame like a balcony projecting from the stern or quarter of a ship of war or of a large merchantman. That part at the stern, is called the stern-gallery; that at the quarters, the quarter-gallery.

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IMMOR'TAL, a. [L. immortalis. See Mortal.]

1. Having no principle of alteration or corruption; exempt from death; having life or being that shall never end; as an immortal soul.

To the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever. 1 Tim.1.

2. Never ending; everlasting; continual.

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Immortal longings in me.

3. Perpetual; having unlimited existence.

A corporation is called an immortal being.

4. Destined to live in all the ages of this world; imperishable; as immortal fame.

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authorize

AU'THORIZE, v.t.

1. To give authority, warrant or legal power to; to give a right to act; to empower; as, to authorize commissioners to settle the boundary of the state.

2. To make legal; as, to authorize a marriage.

3. To establish by authority, as by usage, or public opinion; as an authorized idiom of language.

4. To give authority, credit or reputation to; as to authorize a report, or opinion.

5. To justify; to support as right. Suppress desires which reason does not authorize.

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