mall

A mall is a large shopping center. If you want to spend your day buying clothes and eating in a food court, the mall is the place for you.

Indoor malls are commonly several stories high, the different levels connected with escalators. There can be dozens or even hundreds of stores inside a mall, along with places to eat, drink, and rest, and often to watch movies, play video games, or even ride on a carousel. Outdoor malls are either organized like old-fashioned downtown areas, with trees and sidewalks, or just a row of shops with a large parking lot — also called a "strip mall."

Definitions of mall
  1. noun
    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
    “they spent their weekends at the local malls
    synonyms: center, plaza, shopping center, shopping centre, shopping mall
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    type of:
    mercantile establishment, outlet, retail store, sales outlet
    a place of business for retailing goods
  2. noun
    a public area set aside as a pedestrian walk
    synonyms: promenade
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    types:
    esplanade
    a long stretch of open level ground (paved or grassy) for walking beside the seashore
    type of:
    paseo, walk, walkway
    a path set aside for walking
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