shopping mall

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

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noun, pl ⋯ malls [count]
chiefly US : a large building or group of buildings containing many different stores :mall

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ˈshopping mall [shopping mall] noun (especially NAmE)
= mall

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