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Why is a hallway called a hallway?

In architecture, a hall is a relatively large space enclosed by a roof and walls. Where the hall inside the front door of a house is elongated, it may be called a passage, corridor (from Spanish corredor used in El Escorial and 100 years later in Castle Howard), or hallway.

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Moreover, is a corridor a hallway?

As nouns the difference between corridor and hallway is that corridor is a narrow hall or passage with rooms leading off it, for example in railway carriages (see ) while hallway is a corridor in a building that connects rooms.

Also, what is considered a hallway? A hallway in a building is a long passage with doors into rooms on both sides of it. A hallway in a house or an apartment is the area just inside the front door, into which some of the other rooms open.

In this manner, what is the difference between Hall and hallway?

'Corridor' is a passage in a building or train, especially with rooms on other sides. 'Hall or Hallway' is a room in the main entrance of a house, apartment or other building which leads to other rooms and usually stairs. There is no connection with it being near the main entrance of the building.

What is another name for a hallway?

Noun, singular or mass corridor, vestibule, aisle, lobby, foyer, doorway, wormhole, entrance, driveway, passage, swath, alley.

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