Meaning of “mall” in the English Dictionary

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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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  • There's an air of antiseptic cleanliness about the new town centre, with its covered shopping mall and perfect flower displays.
  • This mall is a shopper's paradise.
  • Movie theaters are harder to repurpose than ordinary stores in a shopping mall.
  • The mall was teeming with shoppers that Saturday.

(Definition of “mall” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"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.

(Definition of “mall” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"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)