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"mall" in British English

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mallnoun [C]

uk   /mɔːl/ us   /mɑːl/ also shopping mall
B1 a large, usually covered, shopping area where cars are not allowed: There are plans to build a new mall in the middle of town.

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"mall" in American English

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mallnoun [C]

us   /mɔl/ also shopping mall
a very large building or buildings containing a lot of stores and often restaurants, and usually with space around it outside for parking: Judy likes to hang out at the mall with her friends.
A mall is also a street in a city or town with a lot of stores and that is closed to traffic.
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"mall" in Business English

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mallnoun [C]

uk   /mɔːl/ us   also shopping mall
COMMERCE a large building or covered area where there are a lot of stores, restaurants, etc. close together. Cars are not allowed inside a mall, but there is usually an area for them to park in outside: Shoppers arrived early at the mall for the Black Friday sales. Bangkok's modern, multi-storey malls are a shopper's paradise. Visit Festival Bay Mall at International Drive, Orlando.
(Definition of mall from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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