shopping mall
Mall Mall (m[add]l), n. 1. A public access area containing a promenade for pedestrians; as, to gather near the Washington monument on the mall in Washington. [PJC]

2. The paved or grassy strip between two roadways. [PJC]

3. A shopping area with multiple shops and a concourse for predominantly or exclusively pedestrian use; in cities the concourse is usually a city street which may be temporarily or permamently closed to motor vehicles; in suburban areas, a mall is often located on a convenient highway, may be large, contained in one building or in multiple buildings connected by (usually covered) walkways. Also called {shopping mall} [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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