: an open summerhouse or pavilion
: a small structure with one or more open sides that is used to vend merchandise (as newspapers) or services (as film developing)
: a small stand-alone device providing information and services on a computer screen <a museum with interactive kiosks>
Examples of KIOSK
- She sells souvenirs at a kiosk in the mall.
- You can pick up your plane tickets at one of the airport's kiosks.
Origin of KIOSK
from Persian kūshk
First Known Use: 1625
kiosk noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
Originally, in Islamic architecture, an open circular pavilion consisting of a roof supported by pillars. The word has been applied to a Turkish summer garden pavilion and a type of early Persian mosque. Today the term refers to any small urban booth that dispenses newspapers, information, or tickets.
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