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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."
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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]
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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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

kiosk

1. A small pavilion or summer-house.
2. A small shop building on the street or inside a bigger building.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

kiosk

noun booth, stand, counter, stall, newsstand, bookstall I was getting cigarettes at the kiosk.
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

kiosk

[ˈkiːɒsk] n
(= small shop, café) → kiosque m
(British) (also telephone kiosk) → cabine f
(also newspaper kiosk) → kiosque m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

kiosk

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

[ˈkiːɒsk] n (gen) → chiosco (Brit) (also telephone kiosk) → cabina telefonica (also newspaper kiosk) → edicola
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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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"From where we stood I could see in the middle of the lake a large blank mass; it was the kiosk to which we were going.
He stood watch day and night with a lance provided with a lighted slowmatch in his hand, and he had orders to blow up everything -- kiosk, guards, women, gold, and Ali Tepelini himself -- at the first signal given by my father.
She prepared the iced water which he was in the habit of constantly drinking, -- for since his sojourn at the kiosk he had been parched by the most violent fever, -- after which she anointed his white beard with perfumed oil, and lighted his chibouque, which he sometimes smoked for hours together, quietly watching the wreaths of vapor that ascended in spiral clouds and gradually melted away in the surrounding atmosphere.
During this time, in the kiosk at my father's feet, were seated twenty Palikares, concealed from view by an angle of the wall and watching with eager eyes the arrival of the boats.
At this moment my mother seized me in her arms, and hurrying noiselessly along numerous turnings and windings known only to ourselves, she arrived at a private staircase of the kiosk, where was a scene of frightful tumult and confusion.
It was also proposed in that meeting that there would be uniform style for kiosk designs across the city.
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Justice Aamer Farooq observed, 'No one would go home today, the bench would initiate a contempt of court proceeding against the responsible for issuing kiosk licenses.'
The G-W@PS Kiosk was developed by the GSIS and made use of a combination of world-class technologies, such as radio frequency identification, biometrics, and virtual private network to come up with a secure system that can perform remote processing in a paperless manner.
The significance of kiosk in providing information in places such as business centers, airports, universities and banks has increased over the years.