shopping mall

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shopping mall

1. An urban shopping area limited to pedestrians.
2. A shopping center with stores and businesses facing a system of enclosed walkways for pedestrians.

shopping mall

(Commerce) a large enclosed shopping centre


(mɔl; Brit. also mæl for 4 )

1. a large retail complex containing stores and restaurants in adjacent buildings or in a single large building.
2. an urban street lined with shops and closed off to motor vehicles.
3. a large area with shade trees used as a public walk or promenade.
4. a strip of land separating two roadways.
[1635–45; by ellipsis from pall-mall]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: mall - mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisersshopping mall - 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"
food court - an area (as in a shopping mall) where fast food is sold (usually around a common eating area)
mercantile establishment, outlet, retail store, sales outlet - a place of business for retailing goods
مَرْكِز تِجاري كَبير
nákupní areál
obchodné nákupné stredisko
nakupovalno središče


(ʃop) noun
1. a place where goods are sold. a baker's shop.
2. a workshop, or a place where any kind of industry is carried on. a machine-shop.
verbpast tense, past participle shopped
(often go shopping) to visit shops for the purpose of buying. We shop on Saturdays; She goes shopping once a week.
ˈshopper noun
1. a person who is shopping. The street was full of shoppers.
2. a large bag used when shopping.
ˈshopping noun
1. the activity of buying goods in shops. Have you a lot of shopping to do?; (also adjective) a shopping-list.
2. the goods bought. He helped her carry her shopping home; (also adjective) a shopping-basket / bag.
shop assistant (American ˈsalesclerk, *clerk)
a person employed in a shop to serve customers.
shop floor
the workers in a factory or workshop, as opposed to the management.
ˈshopkeeper noun
a person who runs a shop of his own.
ˈshoplifter noun
a person who steals goods from a shop.
ˈshoplifting noun
shopping centre
a place, often a very large building, where there is a large number of different shops.
shopping mall noun
(also mall) (American) a shopping centre in which traffic is usually not allowed.
shop around
to compare prices, quality of goods etc at several shops before buying anything.
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The 623,000 s/f enclosed mall, anchored by Target, Regal Cinemas, Best Buy and Dick's Sporting Goods, has an estimated five million visitors per year, some of whom are students from nearby Cornell University.
in partnership with Atlantic Creek Real Estate Partners, LLC and The North Shore Properties Group, LLC, has closed on the off-market acquisition of Brazos Mall, a 680,951-square-foot enclosed mall in Lake Jackson, Texas, 50 miles south of Houston, the company said.
Las Vegas company Moonbeam Capital Investments acquired the mall in 2012 and has major plans to turn it into a hybrid of an enclosed mall and open-air center.
Colony Square Mall is a single-level, regional enclosed mall that serves as a core retail hub for seven counties in Southeastern Ohio and attracts nearly six million visitors annually.
It has been five years since a new enclosed mall opened in the United States.
The birth of the enclosed mall in the 1950s was ranked as the second most-influential trend in the last 50 years of shopping-center history by ICSC members.
It has an excellent location with close proximity to the new Whitley Bay shopping centre enclosed mall.
The mall is also the only enclosed mall to open in the nation this year, as other developers have favored open air shopping centers that they say evoke a "Main Street" feel.
While department stores have been the core mall anchors for several years, the retail makeup of the enclosed mall space is ripe for a shakeup.
A spokesperson with the company did say that it would not be an enclosed mall, but a cluster of separate stores.
A traditional enclosed mall that the Hahn Company built here in 1980 didn't work well,'' said Dick Bartlett, general manager of Paseo Colorado.