kiosk

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noun ki·osk \ˈkē-ˌäsk\

Definition of kiosk

  1. 1 :  an open summerhouse or pavilion

  2. 2 :  a small structure with one or more open sides that is used to vend merchandise (such as newspapers) or services (such as film developing)

  3. 3 :  a small stand-alone device providing information and services on a computer screen <a museum with interactive kiosks>

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.

Origin and Etymology of kiosk

Turkishköşk, from Persian kūshk portico


First Known Use: 1625


KIOSK Defined for English Language Learners

kiosk

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noun ki·osk \ˈkē-ˌäsk\

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. 1 :  a small light structure with one or more open sides used especially to sell merchandise or services

  2. 2 :  a small structure that provides information and services on a computer screen



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