Plaza meaning

plä'zə, plăz'ə
The definition of a plaza is a public square, or a shopping area.

An example of a plaza is a local mall.

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A public square or similar open area in a town or city.
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A shopping center.
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A complex of shops or buildings, esp. a shopping center.
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A service area along a superhighway, with a restaurant, gas station, etc.
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A town's public square.
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An open area used for gathering in a city, often having small trees and sitting benches.
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Origin of plaza

  • Spanish from Vulgar Latin plattea from Latin platea broad street place
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Spanish plaza (“town-square or central place of gathering"), from Latin platea, from Ancient Greek πλατεῖα (plateia), shortening of πλατεῖα (plateia) ὁδός (plateia hodos, “broad way").
    From Wiktionary