kiosk

noun ki·osk \ ˈkē-ˌäsk \
Updated on: 18 May 2018
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.

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Origin and Etymology of kiosk

Turkish köşk, from Persian kūshk portico

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KIOSK Defined for English Language Learners

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


KIOSK Defined for Kids

kiosk

noun ki·osk \ ˈkē-ˌäsk \
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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