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mall

 (môl)
n.
1. A large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
2. A street lined with shops and closed to vehicles.
3. A shady public walk or promenade.
4. Chiefly Upstate New York See median.

[After The Mall in London, England, originally a pall-mall alley.]

mall

(mæl; mɔːl)
n
1. (Human Geography) a shaded avenue, esp one that is open to the public
2. (Commerce) US and Canadian and Austral and NZ short for shopping mall
[C17: after The Mall, in St James's Park, London. See pall-mall]

mall

(mɔl; Brit. also mæl for 4 )

n.
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:
Noun1.mall - a public area set aside as a pedestrian walkmall - a public area set aside as a pedestrian walk
esplanade - a long stretch of open level ground (paved or grassy) for walking beside the seashore
paseo, walkway, walk - a path set aside for walking; "after the blizzard he shoveled the front walk"
2.mall - mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisersmall - 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

mall

noun shopping centre, arcade, shopping mall, shopping precinct, strip mall (U.S.) I plan to pay a visit to the mall.
Translations
مَرْكِز تِجاري
nákupní středisko/areál
butikscenter
parduotuvių rajonas pėstiesiems
tirdzniecibas centrs
nakupovalno središče
kapalı alışveriş merkezi

mall

[mɔːl] (US) [mæl] N
1. (= avenue) → alameda f, paseo m
2. (US) (= pedestrian street) → calle f peatonal
3. (also shopping mall) → centro m comercial

mall

[ˈmɔːl] n (also shopping mall) → centre m commercial

mall

n (US: also shopping mall) → Einkaufszentrum nt

mall

[mɔːl] n (Am) (also shopping mall) → centro commerciale

mall

(moːl) noun
(also shopping mall) a shopping centre in which traffic is usually not allowed.
References in classic literature ?
The first wounded mall who appealed for help was sitting with his back against a dead comrade.
In a stationer's shop in Pall Mall, where I had business.
His mode of dressing, and the particular styles that from time to time he affected, had their marked influence on the young exquisites of the Mayfair balls and Pall Mall club windows, who copied him in everything that he did, and tried to reproduce the accidental charm of his graceful, though to him only half-serious fopperies.
If there exists in the provinces a mall, a promenade, a vantage-ground from which a fine view can be obtained, that is the point to which no one goes.
After many inquiries and almost as many refusals, and perpetually using the words `PALL MALL GAZETTE ' as a sort of talisman, I managed to find the keeper of the section of the Zoological Gardens in which the wold department is included.
Fogg re-appeared in the reading-room and sat down to the Pall Mall at twenty minutes before six.
I saw the PALL MALL GAZETTE on the table by the door.
His prophecy, I remember, appeared in November or December, 1893, in a long-defunct publica- tion, the PALL MALL BUDGET, and I recall a caricature of it in a pre-Martian periodical called PUNCH.
In the lower city, at scarcely a hundred paces from the Castle of the States, between the mall and the castle, in a sufficiently handsome street, then called Rue Vieille, and which must, in fact, have been very old, stood a venerable edifice, with pointed gables, of squat but large dimensions, ornamented with three windows looking into the street on the first floor, with two in the second and with a little oeil de boeuf in the third.
Against her will she fell to wondering how many Moones, Elphicks, and Torrells had been swung round the turn of the broad Mall stairs.
He led them at high noon along crowded Simla Mall to the Alliance Bank of Simla, where they wished to establish their identity.
This time Purun Bhagat paid no calls, but leaned on the rail of the Mall, watching that glorious view of the Plains spread out forty miles below, till a native Mohammedan policeman told him he was obstructing traffic; and Purun Bhagat salaamed reverently to the Law, because he knew the value of it, and was seeking for a Law of his own.