Meaning of mall

mall

Pronunciation: (môlBrit.also mal), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda large retail complex containing a variety of stores and often restaurants and other business establishments housed in a series of connected or adjacent buildings or in a single large building. Cf.
  2. a large area, usually lined with shade trees and shrubbery, used as a public walk or promenade.
  3. a strip of land, usually planted or paved, separating lanes of opposite traffic on highways, boulevards, etc.
  4. the game of pall-mall.
  5. the mallet used in the game of pall-mall.
  6. the place or alley where pall-mall was played.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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