shopping centre

shopping centre
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, ↑mall, ↑center, ↑shopping mall, ↑shopping center
Part Meronyms: ↑food court

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shopping centre noun
A place where there is a concentration of shops of different kinds
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Main Entry:shop

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shopping centre UK US noun [countable] [singular shopping centre plural shopping centres]
an area where a group of different shops and businesses such as banks and restaurants are all built next to each other
Thesaurus: groups of shopshyponym

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ˈshopping centre [shopping centre] (BrE) (NAmE ˈshopping center) noun
a group of shops/stores built together, sometimes under one roof
Example Bank:

A developer in this suburb of Phoenix plans to build a shopping centre.

Kendal boasts a modern shopping centre and a museum.

The two children were left unattended in the main shopping centre.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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