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 of kiosk from the Web
Some pharmacies, including Walgreens, have installed kiosks where people can get rid of pills.
Business Insider reports the kiosks are also available in Arizona, Oklahoma, Georgia and Virginia.
The Amazon kiosk will be located between H&M and Rainforest Cafe, mall officials said.
Contracts for the first four kiosks were approved about a year ago.
Amazon also just launched two grocery pickups kiosks in Seattle that allow its Amazon Prime customers to buy online and pick things up in as little as 15 minutes instead of having them delivered.
Several fast-food chains, including McDonald’s and Panera, also use digital kiosks for customers to order and pay by themselves.
So far, Subway is testing about 50 of the new self-ordering kiosks.
The sandwich chain is introducing touch-screen ordering kiosks and a new mobile app -- a bid to catch up with places like Panera Bread Co., which have credited technology with helping fuel sales.
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Origin and Etymology of kiosk
Turkish köşk, from Persian kūshk portico
First Known Use: 1625See Words from the same year
KIOSK Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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