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

n small area set off by walls for special use

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
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a small private room for study or prayer

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