mall

noun
\ˈmȯl, especially British and for sense 1 ˈmal\

Definition of mall 

1 : an alley used for pall-mall

2 [ The Mall, promenade in London, originally a pall-mall alley ]

a : a usually public area often set with shade trees and designed as a promenade or as a pedestrian walk

b : a usually paved or grassy strip between two roadways

3a : an urban shopping area featuring a variety of shops surrounding a usually open-air concourse reserved for pedestrian traffic

b : a usually large suburban building or group of buildings containing various shops with associated passageways

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Examples of mall in a Sentence

They spent the afternoon shopping at the mall. the pedestrian traffic through the grassy mall is heaviest during the summer lunch hours

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In 2005, a Pick 'n Save grocery store opened, but plans for a regional mall fell through years ago, as did plans in 2013 to open a Walmart and Sam's Club. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Performance Running Outfitters moving out of Oconomowoc and into Delafield," 10 July 2018 Orland Square, the only Illinois mall to host the tour, is northeast of LaGrange Road and 151st Street. Mike Nolan, Daily Southtown, "Toy Story Land mall tour to make stop at Orland Square in Orland Park," 15 June 2018 Needless to say, the notions store didn’t survive the advent of malls. Fabiola Santiago, miamiherald, "South Miami-Dade leaders are right: If they settle for buses, they’ll never get rail," 6 July 2018 The purchase of Westfield added 44 million square feet of malls, a property type being shunned by many investors. Isobel Lee, WSJ, "Unibail Selling Properties After Big Westfield Deal," 2 July 2018 Tehran’s sprawling Grand Bazaar has long been a center of conservatism in Iranian politics and remains an economic force within the country — despite the construction of massive malls around the city. Washington Post, "Videos: Iran protesters confront police at parliament," 25 June 2018 Tehran’s sprawling Grand Bazaar has long been a center of conservatism in Iranian politics and remains an economic force within the country — despite the construction of massive malls around the city. Jon Gambrell, The Seattle Times, "Videos: Iran protesters confront police at parliament," 25 June 2018 Tehran's sprawling Grand Bazaar has long been a center of conservatism in Iranian politics and remains an economic force within the country — despite the construction of massive malls around the city. Fox News, "Protesters swarm Iran's Grand Bazaar in Tehran, force shops to close in anger over economy," 25 June 2018 Suburbanites have always longed for experiences beyond their ticky-tacky cul-de-sacs; instead of shopping malls, now technology provides the direct line. Courtney Coffman, The Atlantic, "Shops Aren’t for Shopping Anymore," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of mall

circa 1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mall

short for obsolete pall-mall mallet used in pall-mall

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mall

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mall

: a large building or group of buildings containing stores of many different kinds and sizes

: a public area where people walk

mall

noun
\ˈmȯl \

Kids Definition of mall

1 : a large building or group of buildings containing a variety of shops

2 : a public area for pedestrians

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