food court

noun

Definition of food court

: an area within a building (such as a shopping mall) set apart for food concessions

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The annual event features more than 200 arts and craft exhibits, a food court and beer garden. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Oceanside Harbor Days coming this weekend," 16 Sep. 2019 Among the highlights will be wine at the Cedar Creek Winery, live music, an art fair, food court and beer tent. Phil Marty, chicagotribune.com, "Get your fill of hot air balloons, Oktoberfest celebrations and more Midwest events," 6 Sep. 2019 Donor names shout from classroom buildings and dorms, the food court and the swimming pool, the news desk at the journalism school, and even the yard of the Catholic church. Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times, "This secret donor has given USC $400 million," 5 Sep. 2019 And there’s an international food court and an oyster-slurping contest. Cindy S. Kuse, courant.com, "Best bets: 7 things to do this weekend," 1 Sep. 2019 The three-day event also includes a family-fun tent, carnival rides, a food court and performances by skydivers and a stunt-kite team. Greg Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "The weekend: Golf tales from David Feherty, Balloonfest, festivals in Trenton and Taylor," 26 June 2019 The members-only warehouse store will have several departments, including produce, meat, deli, bakery, pharmacy as well as an optical center, gas station, tire center, hearing aid center, a food court and a beer and fine wine section. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "Costco to open long-awaited Cypress store in mid-July," 5 June 2019 The event also will include a kids zone, a juried art gallery, music, a food court and raffles. Daily Pilot Staff, latimes.com, "Around Town: Sunset Beach to host annual art festival," 10 May 2018 The tax is imposed on meals sold in a supermarket snack bar or food court, along with sandwiches, grinders, coffee or tea prepared at the supermarket. Russell Blair, courant.com, "Gov. Ned Lamont asks for review of new tax on ice cream, pizza and other items sold at grocery stores," 17 Sep. 2019

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1979, in the meaning defined above

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food court

noun

English Language Learners Definition of food court

: an area within a building (such as a shopping mall) where there are many small restaurants that share a large area of tables for their customers

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