nounchiefly North American
1A public square, marketplace, or similar open space in a built-up area: the plaza is lively in the evenings when the pavement cafes are full
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- The Learning Corridor includes five separate buildings, large public plazas and green spaces, and a parking garage.
- We have some lovely plazas, squares, public markets, and parks.
- A plaza joins a public esplanade which is planned to eventually connect all of Tacoma's waterfront.
late 17th century: from Spanish, literally 'place'.