Definition of plaza in English:

plaza

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Pronunciation: /ˈplɑːzə
 
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noun

chiefly 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.
  • 2A shopping centre: they bought fancy bridal wear at the plaza
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    • At malls and huge shopping plazas, you get pushed and jostled.
    • It's more of a small indoor shopping plaza with retail stores and the like.
    • I finally caught up with him inside a store in one of the shopping plazas.

Origin

late 17th century: from Spanish, literally 'place'.

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