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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Stan Kroenke’s latest purchase is a $325-million outdoor shopping center in Woodland Hills, further signaling his intention to build a second sports-centric development like SoFi Stadium. Los Angeles Times, 5 Jan. 2023 The mall, near Minneapolis, is the country’s largest shopping center. Rebekah Riess, CNN, 31 Dec. 2022 Last month, luxury electric vehicle maker Lucid unveiled a new showroom in Plano’s Legacy West, the same shopping center where Tesla operates a popular showroom. Dallas News, 30 Dec. 2022 The house is a replica (owned by former radio host Gino Salomone) of the Milwaukee-famous midcentury mainstay, which drew children to what was then Capitol Court shopping center. Elaine Rewolinski, Journal Sentinel, 12 Dec. 2022 The document claims, among other things, that the environmental impact report used for the project is inadequate because it was approved in 2008 for a previous project, a big-box shopping center called The Pavilion that was never built. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Nov. 2022 For comparison, the new facility will be slightly larger than two Orion amphitheaters and smaller than Bridge Street Town Center’s 550,000 square foot shopping center. Lee Roop |, al, 21 Nov. 2022 The single-story, approximately 10,000 square foot shopping center was custom designed to house two national chain restaurants, Moe's and Schlotzsky's, with dine-in and drive-thru options for customers. Arkansas Online, 2 Nov. 2022 The new store will bring customers to the Jeffersonville Town Center, a shopping center with several other stores that have opened within the past year, including Hobby Lobby, Burlington, TJ Maxx, HomeGoods and Five Below. Caleb Stultz, The Courier-Journal, 7 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shopping center was in 1898

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Cite this Entry

“Shopping center.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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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