A kiosk is a small booth or stall. Shopping malls and airports have retail kiosks that sell all sorts of things, ranging from cookies to cell phones to sunglasses to perfumes to newspapers to . . . well, really almost anything!

You're probably familiar with retail kiosks, since they always seem to be located in highly visible areas of the mall, but there are other types of kiosks as well. Information kiosks provide helpful items to tourists, such as maps and pamphlets. You might also see electronic kiosks where you can buy tickets or get various types of information through videos or interactive presentations.

Definitions of kiosk
  1. noun
    small area set off by walls for special use
    synonyms: booth, cubicle, stall
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    a booth where a priest sits to hear confessions
    polling booth
    a temporary booth in a polling place which people enter to cast their votes
    prompt box, prompter's box
    a booth projecting above the floor in the front of a stage where the prompter sits; opens toward the performers on stage
    shower bath, shower stall
    booth for washing yourself, usually in a bathroom
    call box, phone booth, telephone booth, telephone box, telephone kiosk
    booth for using a telephone
    tolbooth, tollbooth, tollhouse
    a booth at a tollgate where the toll collector collects tolls
    voting booth
    a booth in which a person can cast a private vote
    type of:
    a small private room for study or prayer
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