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NOUN (2)

1. a public area set aside as a pedestrian walk;
[syn: promenade, mall]

2. mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace;
- Example: "a good plaza should have a movie house"
- Example: "they spent their weekends at the local malls"
[syn: plaza, mall, center, shopping mall, shopping center, shopping centre]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mall \Mall\ (m[add]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Malled (m[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Malling.] [Cf. OF. mailler. See Mall beetle, and cf. Malleate.] To beat with a mall; to beat with something heavy; to bruise; to maul. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mall \Mall\ (m[a^]l), n. [LL. mallum a public assembly; cf. OHG. mahal assembly, transaction; akin to AS. m[ae][eth]el, me[eth]el, assembly, m[=ae]lan to speak, Goth. ma[thorn]l market place.] Formerly, among Teutonic nations, a meeting of the notables of a state for the transaction of public business, such meeting being a modification of the ancient popular assembly. Hence: (a) A court of justice. (b) A place where justice is administered. (c) A place where public meetings are held. [1913 Webster] Councils, which had been as frequent as diets or malls, ceased. --Milman. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mall \Mall\ (m[add]l; 277), n. [Written also maul.] [OE. malle, F. mail, L. malleus. Cf. Malleus.] 1. A large heavy wooden beetle; a mallet for driving anything with force; a maul. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. A heavy blow. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. An old game played with malls or mallets and balls. See Pall-mall. --Cotton. [1913 Webster] 4. A place where the game of mall was played. Hence: A public walk; a level shaded walk. [1913 Webster] Part of the area was laid out in gravel walks, and planted with elms; and these convenient and frequented walks obtained the name of the City Mall. --Southey. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mall \Mall\ (m[add]l), n. 1. A public access area containing a promenade for pedestrians; as, to gather near the Washington monument on the mall in Washington. [PJC] 2. The paved or grassy strip between two roadways. [PJC] 3. A shopping area with multiple shops and a concourse for predominantly or exclusively pedestrian use; in cities the concourse is usually a city street which may be temporarily or permamently closed to motor vehicles; in suburban areas, a mall is often located on a convenient highway, may be large, contained in one building or in multiple buildings connected by (usually covered) walkways. Also called shopping mall [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Maul \Maul\, n. [See Mall a hammer.] A heavy wooden hammer or beetle. [Written also mall.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

mall n 1: a public area set aside as a pedestrian walk [syn: promenade, mall] 2: mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace; "a good plaza should have a movie house"; "they spent their weekends at the local malls" [syn: plaza, mall, center, shopping mall, shopping center, shopping centre]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

33 Moby Thesaurus words for "mall": alameda, beaten path, beaten track, berm, bicycle path, boardwalk, bridle path, catwalk, esplanade, fastwalk, foot pavement, footpath, footway, garden path, groove, hiking trail, parade, path, pathway, prado, promenade, public walk, run, runway, rut, sidewalk, towing path, towpath, track, trail, trottoir, walk, walkway
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

mall A collection of web documents featuring commercial products and services, usually served by one particualr Internet access provider. (1995-04-10)