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Meaning of MALL

Pronunciation:  mol

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; a modern version of the traditional marketplace; "a good plaza should have a movie house"; "they spent their weekends at the local malls"
  2. [n]  a public area set aside as a pedestrian walk

MALL is a 4 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: center, plaza, promenade, shopping center, shopping mall
 See Also: esplanade, mercantile establishment, outlet, paseo, retail store, sales outlet, walk, walkway



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mall\ (m[add]l; 277), n. [Written also {maul}.] [OE.
    malle, F. mail, L. malleus. Cf. {Malleus}.]
    1. A large heavy wooden beetle; a mallet for driving anything
       with force; a maul. --Addison.
    2. A heavy blow. [Obs.] --Spenser.
    3. An old game played with malls or mallets and balls. See
       {Pall-mall}. --Cotton.
    4. A place where the game of mall was played. Hence: A public
       walk; a level shaded walk.
             Part of the area was laid out in gravel walks, and
             planted with elms; and these convenient and
             frequented walks obtained the name of the City Mall.
  2. \Mall\ (m[add]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Malled} (m[add]ld);
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Malling}.] [Cf. OF. mailler. See {Mall}
    beetle, and cf. {Malleate}.]
    To beat with a mall; to beat with something heavy; to bruise;
    to maul.
  3. \Mall\ (m[a^]l), n. [LL. mallum a public assembly; cf. OHG.
    mahal assembly, transaction; akin to AS. m[ae][eth]el,
    me[eth]el, assembly, m[=ae]lan to speak, Goth. ma[thorn]l
    market place.]
    Formerly, among Teutonic nations, a meeting of the notables
    of a state for the transaction of public business, such
    meeting being a modification of the ancient popular assembly.
    (a) A court of justice.
    (b) A place where justice is administered.
    (c) A place where public meetings are held.
              Councils, which had been as frequent as diets or
              malls, ceased.                       --Milman.
Computing Dictionary

A collection of world-wide web documents featuring commercial products and services, usually served by one particualr internet access provider.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are at the mall, represents your attempts in making a favorable impression on someone. The mall is also symbolic of materialism and the need to keep up with the trends, fads, and/or the latest technology.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: alameda, beaten path, beaten track, berm, bicycle path, boardwalk, bridle path, catwalk, esplanade, fastwalk, foot pavement, footpath, footway, garden path, groove, hiking trail, parade, path, pathway, prado, promenade, public walk, run, runway, rut, sidewalk, towing path, towpath, track, trail, trottoir, walk, walkway