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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In the center of Mid-Market, downstairs from Twitter, is a buzzing grocery store and food court called the Market. Nellie Bowles, The Seattle Times, "San Francisco officials to tech workers: Leave the office, buy your lunch," 31 July 2018 Tuesday will see numerous official environmental gatherings across India, clean up campaigns along the Yamuna and mall food courts agreeing to forgo plastic plateware for one day. Fox News, "In India, a trio of unlikely heroes wages war on plastic," 4 June 2018 Tuesday will see numerous official environmental gatherings across India, clean up campaigns along the Yamuna and mall food courts agreeing to forgo plastic plateware for one day. Washington Post, "In India, a trio of unlikely heroes wages war on plastic," 4 June 2018 Tuesday will see numerous official environmental gatherings across India, clean up campaigns along the Yamuna and mall food courts agreeing to forgo plastic plateware for one day. The Christian Science Monitor, "In India, citizens are working together to reduce waste," 4 June 2018 San Ramon Art and Wind Family Festival Entertainment on four stages, fine arts and crafts vendors, food courts, kids zone, free kite making workshop, professional kite flying demos, more. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Kids listings," 24 May 2018 Other fest elements include two music stages, two food courts, a large children’s area with live entertainment, a 50-booth craft fair as well as a carnival. Jen Banowetz, chicagotribune.com, "Food and fun are had to Naperville Ribfest, Lisle’s Eyes to the Skies Festival.," 13 May 2018 The festival features 150 booths, two food courts, food trucks, carnival rides and a car show. Carolina Gusman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Old Town prepares for Cinco de Mayo with annual Folklorico Competition," 3 May 2018 And yet its challenges remain greater than ever, with the incursion of new retail markets nearby, increased online shopping, and a sudden surge in upscale food courts this year threatening the market’s bustling lunch business. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "Reading Terminal manager Anuj Gupta taking the market into the future," 24 May 2018

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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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