ki·​osk | \ ˈkē-ˌäsk How to pronounce kiosk (audio) \

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

She sells souvenirs at a kiosk in the mall. You can pick up your plane tickets at one of the airport's kiosks.
Recent Examples on the Web Gift wrapping began in early December and will continue through Dec. 24 at a kiosk in front of Macy’s., 21 Dec. 2021 Testing sites throughout Los Angeles County will be closed Saturday — Christmas Day — including the walk-up kiosk at Union Station. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 23 Dec. 2021 The plan recommends an outdoor water-filling station, a water play area for children or other features to connect the center to the river theme and a touch-screen kiosk that offers directions and event schedules. Scott Huddleston, San Antonio Express-News, 23 Dec. 2021 The driver brought us to the Vesterport train station, where there was a Gasoline Grill kiosk on the platform—but the woman there said that they were all gone. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 5 Dec. 2021 Each flag displayed on a Boulder kiosk represented 20 of the 200,000 lives lost to the virus. Abby Roedel,, 11 Nov. 2021 The agency has graded the parking lot and installed a floating dock and an information kiosk at the pond on Stephen R. Road in the Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge near Franklin. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 5 Nov. 2021 The San Diego County Credit Union supports library services by providing the space for the kiosk in Encinitas and through the annual Financial Wellness Wednesday program offered at branches throughout the county. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Dec. 2021 Tommie will also offer Hyatt’s first digital check-in service to allow guests to create a room key at a kiosk in the lobby. Marc Malkin, Variety, 24 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of kiosk

1625, in the meaning defined at sense 3

History and Etymology for kiosk

Turkish köşk, from Persian kūshk portico

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16 Jan 2022

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English Language Learners Definition of kiosk

: 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


ki·​osk | \ ˈkē-ˌäsk \

Kids Definition of kiosk

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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