kiosk

noun ki·osk \ ˈkē-ˌäsk \
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

Definition of kiosk

1 : a small structure with one or more open sides that is used to vend merchandise (such as newspapers) or services (such as film developing)
2 : a small stand-alone device providing information and services on a computer screen
  • a museum with interactive kiosks
3 : an open summerhouse or pavilion

Examples of kiosk in a Sentence

  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.

Recent Examples of kiosk from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of kiosk

Turkish köşk, from Persian kūshk portico

kiosk Synonyms

Synonyms
alcove, casino, gazebo, belvedere, pavilion, summerhouse
Related Words
trellis

KIOSK Defined for English Language Learners

kiosk

noun

Definition of kiosk for English Language Learners

  • : 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


KIOSK Defined for Kids

kiosk

noun ki·osk \ ˈkē-ˌäsk \

Definition of kiosk for Students

1 : a small light structure with one or more open sides used especially to sell merchandise or services
2 : a small structure that provides information and services on a computer screen


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