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mall

Noun

1 a public area set aside as a pedestrian walk [syn: promenade]
2 mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace; "a good plaza should have a movie house"; "they spent their weekends at the local malls" [syn: plaza, center, shopping mall, shopping center, shopping centre]

User Contributed Dictionary

see The Mall

English

Pronunciation

Homophones

  • maul only with -awl pronunctiation

Noun

  1. A large heavy wooden beetle; a mallet for driving anything with force; a maul.
  2. A heavy blow.
  3. An old game played with malls or mallets and balls. See Pall Mall
  4. A place where the game of mall was played. Hence: A public walk; a level shaded walk.
  5. Subsequently, an enclosed shopping centre.
  6. (Australian English) A pedestrianised street.

Translations

enclosed shopping centre

Albanian

Etymology

From Turkish mal

Noun

mall m

Breton

Noun

mall m

Catalan

Noun

mall m

Irish

Etymology

From mall < < ; cf. Ancient Greek sc=polytonic

Pronunciation

  • a Munster lang=ga|[mˠɑul̪ˠ]
  • a Galway lang=ga|[mˠɑːl̪ˠ]
  • lang=ga|[mˠal̪ˠ]

Adjective

  1. slow

Mutation

Swedish

Noun

mall ˈmal|lang=sv

Inflection

Synonyms

Extensive Definition

Mall or The Mall can refer to:
mall in German: Mall
mall in Dutch: The Mall
mall in Romanian: Mall

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

alameda, beaten path, beaten track, berm, bicycle path, boardwalk, bridle path, catwalk, esplanade, fastwalk, foot pavement, footpath, footway, garden path, groove, hiking trail, parade, path, pathway, prado, promenade, public walk, run, runway, rut, sidewalk, towing path, towpath, track, trail, trottoir, walk, walkway
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