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ki·osk

 (kē′ŏsk′, kē-ŏsk′)
n.
1. A small structure, usually open in front, used as a newsstand or a place for selling goods or conducting transactions, as at a bank.
2. A small structure housing an electronic terminal for public use, as for purchasing tickets or accessing information.
3. A usually cylindrical structure on which advertisements are posted.
4. Archaic A small open gazebo or pavilion.

[Ultimately (partly via French kiosque Italian chiosco, with French ki- and Italian chi- representing Turkish palatalized k-) from Turkish köşk, gazebo, pavilion, from Persian kōšk, palace, from Middle Persian, of unknown origin.]
Word History: Kiosk comes from the Turkish word köşk, which originally referred to a kind of open pavilion or summerhouse in Turkey and Persia, often built on a hexagonal or many-sided base. The upper classes of the Ottoman Empire would enjoy entertainments and view their gardens in the comfort of such buildings. When the word first began to appear in English, kiosk referred to these Middle Eastern pavilions, which Europeans imitated in their own gardens and parks. In France and Belgium, the word kiosque was applied to something lower on the scale, structures resembling these pavilions but used as places to sell newspapers or as bandstands. When such lowly structures began to be built in England for these purposes, the word kiosk was reborrowed from French in the middle of the 1800s with the meaning "a place where newspapers are sold."

kiosk

(ˈkiːɒsk)
n
1. a small sometimes movable booth from which cigarettes, newspapers, light refreshments, etc, are sold
2. chiefly Brit a telephone box
3. chiefly US a thick post on which advertisements are posted
4. (in Turkey, Iran, etc, esp formerly) a light open-sided pavilion
[C17: from French kiosque bandstand, from Turkish kösk, from Persian kūshk pavilion]

ki•osk

(ˈki ɒsk, kiˈɒsk)

n.
1. a small building or structure open on one or more sides, used as a newsstand, refreshment stand, etc.
2. a thick, columnlike structure on which notices and advertisements are posted.
3. an interactive computer terminal available for public use, as one with Internet access or site-specific information: Students use kiosks to look up campus events.
4. an open pavilion or summerhouse common in Turkey and Iran.
5. Brit. a telephone booth.
[1615–25; < French kiosque stand in a public park « Turkish köşk villa < Persian kūshk palace, villa]

kiosk

1. A small pavilion or summer-house.
2. A small shop building on the street or inside a bigger building.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kiosk - small area set off by walls for special usekiosk - small area set off by walls for special use
closet - a small private room for study or prayer
confessional - a booth where a priest sits to hear confessions
polling booth - a temporary booth in a polling place which people enter to cast their votes
prompt box, prompter's box - a booth projecting above the floor in the front of a stage where the prompter sits; opens toward the performers on stage
shower bath, shower stall - booth for washing yourself, usually in a bathroom
tolbooth, tollbooth, tollhouse - a booth at a tollgate where the toll collector collects tolls
voting booth - a booth in which a person can cast a private vote

kiosk

noun booth, stand, counter, stall, newsstand, bookstall I was getting cigarettes at the kiosk.
Translations
كُشْككُشْكٌكُشْك التّلفون العُمومي
будка
kiosekkioskstánek
kiosktelefonboks
budo
kioski
kiosk
pavilon
キオスク
키오스크
kioskstelefona būdiņa
kiosktelefonska govorilnica
kiosk
ร้านที่เป็นบู๊ทเล็กๆ
büfegazete satılan kulübetelefon kulubesi
quầy hàng nhỏ

kiosk

[ˈkiːɒsk] Nquiosco m
telephone kiosk (Brit) → cabina f telefónica

kiosk

[ˈkiːɒsk] n
(= small shop, café) → kiosque m
(British) (also telephone kiosk) → cabine f
(also newspaper kiosk) → kiosque m

kiosk

n
Kiosk m, → Verkaufsstand m, → Bude f
(Brit Telec) → (Telefon)zelle f

kiosk

[ˈkiːɒsk] n (gen) → chiosco (Brit) (also telephone kiosk) → cabina telefonica (also newspaper kiosk) → edicola

kiosk

(ˈkiːosk) noun
1. a small roofed stall, either out of doors or in a public building etc, for the sale of newspapers, confectionery etc. I bought a magazine at the kiosk at the station.
2. a public telephone box. She phoned from the kiosk outside the post-office; a telephone-kiosk.

kiosk

كُشْكٌ kiosk kiosk Kiosk κιόσκι quiosco kioski kiosque kiosk chiosco キオスク 키오스크 kiosk kiosk kiosk quiosque киоск kiosk ร้านที่เป็นบู๊ทเล็กๆ büfe quầy hàng nhỏ 亭子
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