shopping center


: a group of retail stores and service establishments usually with ample parking facilities and usually designed to serve a community or neighborhood

called also shopping plaza

Examples of shopping center in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new unnamed Italian spot will likely open mid next year in the Greengate shopping center, where EAT already has Red Salt and a Wong's Taco. Karri Peifer, Axios, 11 July 2024 The report, which analyzes data from 100 indoor malls, 100 open-air shopping centers and 100 outlet malls across the country, found that people were not only going to the mall more often, but also spending more time there on average during their visits in June. Ben Kesslen, Quartz, 11 July 2024 The $75 million shopping center, dubbed The Boundary at Bluhawk, which will sit off 159th Street and Shawnee Drive, is expected to have rooftop restaurants, dozens of shops and other retail to draw in visitors from the sports park. Sarah Ritter, Kansas City Star, 11 July 2024 The area also has two, slower-charging Destination Charging stations, a type often located at restaurants, hotels or shopping centers. Elena Gastaldo, Idaho Statesman, 5 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for shopping center 

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shopping center was in 1898

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Cite this Entry

“Shopping center.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

shopping center

: a group of retail stores and service establishments usually located in a suburban area and having a large parking lot
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