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A usually glass-roofed passageway or indoor court containing shops or businesses.
[Italian, from Old Italian, from Medieval Latin, gallery, from variant of galilaea, galilee; see galilee.]
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(Architecture) a central court through several storeys of a shopping centre or department store onto which shops or departments open at each level
[C20: from Italian; see gallery]
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gal•le•ri•a(ˌgæl əˈri ə)
n., pl. -ri•as.
1. a spacious passageway, court, or indoor mall, usu. having a high vaulted glass roof and containing shops.
[1900–05; < Italian. See gallery]
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