1. [syn: plaza, mall, center, shopping mall, shopping center, shopping centre]
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.
2. The paved or grassy strip between two roadways.
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
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: 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]