kiosk

noun
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

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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.

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To imbibe, check in at one of the kiosks and show your ID; you’ll be issued a wristband. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, "Cal football fans: Here’s the new beer lineup for Memorial Stadium," 30 Aug. 2019 His goals include better promoting use of online services, as well as the availability of 266 kiosks set up in communities. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Can a Silicon Valley entrepreneur fix California’s troubled DMV? Newsom is banking on it," 25 Aug. 2019 His goals include better promoting use of online services, as well as the availability of 266 kiosks set up in communities. Los Angeles Times, "Can a Silicon Valley entrepreneur fix California’s troubled DMV? Newsom is banking on it," 25 Aug. 2019 The kiosk — something of a glorified vending machine — can make up to 100 drinks per hour, according to Briggo, the Texas company that runs it. Sophia Kunthara, SFChronicle.com, "SFO’s new robot barista can make up to 100 drinks an hour," 9 Aug. 2019 The rest covers parking, restrooms and an attendant at the trailhead kiosk, as well as street maintenance, garbage collection and maintaining the permit website. Melissa Yeager, azcentral, "Instagram-famous Kanarra Falls allows 150 hikers daily. Here's how to get a permit," 1 Aug. 2019 The project also includes new picnic tables, benches and three learning kiosks with play areas, according to ComEd and the village. Phil Rockrohr, chicagotribune.com, "New grant helps support project to create arboretum at Kuechmann Park in Lake Zurich," 24 July 2019 The kiosks, installed last year, haven't replaced the counter cashiers for customers, but the place is staffed as though all orders and payments happen through the Magic of Systems Engineering, not people. Scott Burns, Dallas News, "Meditating at McDonald's: Chronic understaffing is a sign of greater economic ills," 21 July 2019 The lobby would have information desks and kiosks, a place to pay bail and an area for children to play while waiting to visit inmates. Fox News, "New York City proposes building new jails with more ‘welcoming’ experience," 11 July 2019

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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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kiosk

noun

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

kiosk

noun
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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