mall

noun
\ ˈmȯl How to pronounce mall (audio) , 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
Recent Examples on the Web The Dallas mall is now open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., an extra hour at both ends of the day. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, 1 June 2021 On Wednesday afternoon, the mall was fairly quiet, as was the prayer room. Erin Adler, Star Tribune, 12 May 2021 Dozens of police responded to the scene, and the mall was closed on Nov. 21. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Apr. 2021 Main mall will be open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Black Friday, but anchor stores have their own holiday hours. Carlie Wells, NOLA.com, 23 Nov. 2020 The mall was the target of sporadic protests over several months in the wake of the shooting. Fox News, 21 Nov. 2020 The mall was the target of sporadic protests over several months in the wake of the shooting. Editors, USA TODAY, 21 Nov. 2020 The mall was the target of sporadic protests over several months in the wake of the shooting. chicagotribune.com, 20 Nov. 2020 The mall was the target of sporadic protests over several months in the wake of the shooting. Bloomberg.com, 20 Nov. 2020

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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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5 Jun 2021

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“Mall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mall. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce mall (audio) \

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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