1 [C] room or building for showing works of art 美术品陈列室或展览馆
*a `picture-gallery 美术展览馆.
2 (a) [C] highest and cheapest seats in a theatre （戏院中票价最廉的）顶层楼座
*Four tickets for the gallery, please. 请给我四张顶层楼座的票.
(b) [Gp] people occupying these 顶层楼座的观众.
3 [C] raised covered platform or passage along an inner wall of a hall, church, etc （大厅、教堂等中沿内壁伸展的有檐的）廊台.
4 [C] covered walk or corridor partly open at one side; colonnade 走廊; 柱廊.
5 [C] long narrow room, esp one used for a particular purpose 狭长的房间（尤指有特殊用途的）
*a `shooting-gallery 室内靶场.
6 [C] horizontal underground passage in a mine （矿坑中的）水平巷道. Cf 参看 shaft 7.
7 (idm 习语) play to the `gallery behave in an exaggerated way to attract the attention of onlookers 以大动作吸引旁观者.
1400-1500; Language: Medieval Latin;Origin:
galeria, perhaps from galilaea 'small room for praying in inside a church'
, probably from Galilaea 'Galilee'
, area in Palestine where Christ traveled and taught]a)
a large building where people can see famous pieces of art an exhibition of African art at the Hayward Gallery details of museums and art galleries in the cityb)
a small privately owned shop or studio
where you can see and buy pieces of arta)
an upper floor or balcony
built on an inner wall of a hall, theatre, or church, from which people can watch a performance, discussion etc the public gallery in Congressin the gallery We could only afford seats up in the gallery.b) the gallery
the people sitting in a galleryplay to the gallery
to do or say something just because you think it will please people and make you popular
a level passage under the ground in a mine or cave
→press gallery, shooting gallery
1. The first thing I saw when I entered the art gallery was a notice which said: ´Do not touch the exhibits. Some of them are dangerous!´ 走进展厅首先看到的是一张告示，上面写着"切勿触摸展品，某些展品有危险！"
2. "All nationalities, colors, shapes and sizes, a gallery of human faces," I whispered. "他们各种国籍、各种肤色都有，体形、个子大小也都不同，简直就是一个人种大聚会，"我低声说。
3. Four tickets for the gallery, please. 请给我四张顶层楼座的票.