- A manor house (originally because a magistrate's court was held in the hall of his mansion).
- (obsolete) Cleared passageway through a crowd.
- A meeting room.
"The hotel had three halls for conferences, and two were in use by the convention."
- The principal room of a secular medieval building.
- A corridor; a hallway.
"The drinking fountain was out in the hall."
- A building providing student accommodation at a university.
"The student government hosted several social events so that students from different halls would intermingle."