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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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