Mall meaning

môl, măl
A large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
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A street lined with shops and closed to vehicles.
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A shaded walk or public promenade.
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A median strip.
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A large, heavy mallet, used to strike the ball in the game of pall-mall.
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The game itself.
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A lane or alley where the game was played.
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A street for pedestrians only, with shops on each side, and often with decorative plantings, benches, etc.
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A completely enclosed, air-conditioned shopping center like this.
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A large heavy wooden beetle; a mallet for driving anything with force; a maul.

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A heavy blow.

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An old game played with malls or mallets and balls. See pall mall.

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A place where the game of mall was played.
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A public walk; a level shaded walk.
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(US, Australia) A pedestrianised street, especially a shopping precinct.

Pedestrian mall.

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An enclosed shopping centre.
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To beat with a mall, or mallet; to beat with something heavy; to bruise.
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To build up with the development of shopping malls.
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(informal) To shop at the mall.
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A shady public walk or promenade.
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Origin of mall

After The Mall in London, England, originally a pall-mall alley