noun \ˈkē-ˌäsk\

: 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

:  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

  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

Related to KIOSK

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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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