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kiosk

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noun ki·osk \ˈkē-ˌäsk\

Simple Definition of kiosk

  • : a small store in a building or on the street where things (such as newspapers or candy) are sold

  • : a small structure that provides information and services on a computer screen

Full Definition of kiosk

  1. 1 :  an open summerhouse or pavilion

  2. 2 :  a small structure with one or more open sides that is used to vend merchandise (as newspapers) or services (as film developing)

  3. 3 :  a small stand-alone device providing information and services on a computer screen <a museum with interactive kiosks>

Examples of kiosk

  1. She sells souvenirs at a kiosk in the mall.

  2. You can pick up your plane tickets at one of the airport's kiosks.



Origin of kiosk

Turkish köşk, from Persian kūshk portico


First Known Use: 1625


KIOSK Defined for Kids

kiosk

noun ki·osk \ˈkē-ˌäsk\

Definition of kiosk

  1. 1 :  a small light structure with one or more open sides used especially to sell merchandise or services

  2. 2 :  a small structure that provides information and services on a computer screen





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