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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The central plaza of this city once covered 176,000 square metres.
▪ Those alterations included enlarged pueblos replete with central plazas and square kivas.
▪ Gone are the units crowded in on top of each other, and dark central plazas removed from the city streets.
▪ a service plaza
▪ Oak Hill Plaza
▪ Across the plaza is another exquisite colonial building, which houses the offices of the state government.
▪ By afternoon the town plaza was full.
▪ In the late 1960s I went regularly to the plaza cinema in the Isles of Scilly.
▪ It showed the other Rex, who was standing on the plaza before the building waving his arms about.
▪ Such renderings always show pleasant sunny weather, and slim and elegant people walking in corners of treelined plazas.
▪ These tall, uniform boxes are set back from the street, isolated by windswept plazas.
▪ Those alterations included enlarged pueblos replete with central plazas and square kivas.
▪ We burst from the darkness into the hard white morning heat of the plaza, at a dead run.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Plaza \Pla"za\, n. [Sp. See Place.] A public square in a city or town.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1830, from Spanish plaza "square, place," from Vulgar Latin *plattia, from Latin platea "courtyard, broad street" (see place (n.)).


n. 1 a town’s public square. 2 an open area used for gathering in a city, often having small trees and sitting benches.

  1. n. a public square with room for pedestrians; "they met at Elm Plaza"; "Grosvenor Place" [syn: place, piazza]

  2. mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace; "a good plaza should have a movie house"; "they spent their weekends at the local malls" [syn: mall, center, shopping mall, shopping center, shopping centre]

Plaza, ND -- U.S. city in North Dakota
Population (2000): 167
Housing Units (2000): 115
Land area (2000): 1.122876 sq. miles (2.908236 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.012702 sq. miles (0.032897 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.135578 sq. miles (2.941133 sq. km)
FIPS code: 62980
Located within: North Dakota (ND), FIPS 38
Location: 48.024807 N, 101.960556 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 58771
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Plaza, ND

A plaza is an open urban public space, such as a city square.

Throughout Spanish America and the Spanish East Indies, the plaza mayor of each center of administration held three closely related institutions: the cathedral, the cabildo or administrative center, which might be incorporated in a wing of a governor's palace, and the audiencia or law court. The plaza might be large enough to serve as a military parade ground. At times of crisis or fiesta, it was the space where a large crowd might gather. Like the Italian piazza, the plaza remains a center of community life that is only equaled by the market-place.

Most colonial cities in Spanish America and the Philippines were planned around a square plaza de armas, where troops could be mustered, as the name implies, surrounded by the governor's palace and the main church. A plaza de toros is a bullring.

In modern usage, a plaza can be any gathering place on a street or between buildings, a street intersection with a statue, etc. Today's metropolitan landscapes often incorporate the "plaza" as a design element, or as an outcome of zoning regulations, building budgetary constraints, and the like. Sociologist William H. Whyte conducted an extensive study of plazas in New York City: his study humanized the way modern urban plazas are conceptualized, and helped usher in significant design changes in the making of plazas.


Płaza is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Chrzanów, within Chrzanów County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. It lies approximately south-east of Chrzanów and west of the regional capital Kraków.

The village has a population of 3,900.

Plaza (disambiguation)

Plaza is a Spanish word for a city square; it may more specifically refer to:

Plaza (Riley Hospital for Children)

Untitled (Faces) is located in the Riley Hospital for Children plaza on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus, which is near downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. There are a total of three different areas in the plaza where these faces are located, including an archway, a brick wall, and a carved tree stump.

Plaza (album)

Plaza is the third studio album by American psychedelic indie rock band Quilt, released on February 26, 2016 on Mexican Summer.

Plaza (surname)

Plaza is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Aubrey Plaza, American actress and comedian
  • Daniel Plaza, Spanish track-and-field Olympian
  • Galo Plaza, Ecuadorian politician and former President of Ecuador
  • Leónidas Plaza, Ecuadorian politician and former President of Ecuador, and father of Galo Plaza
  • Martin Plaza, Australian musician, also known as Martin Edward Murphy
  • Mélissa Plaza, French football player
  • Ron Plaza, former American Major League Baseball manager
  • Rubén Plaza, Spanish professional road bicyclist
  • Willis Plaza, Trinidadian football player

Usage examples of "plaza".

He stopped, drew his shapes, walked on, stopped, drew, walked, on to the spired old-century cragginess of Nabob Bridge, and over quickly through Kinken where the richer khepri moieties, older money and arriviste, preserved their dreamed-up culture in the Plaza of Statues, kitsch mythic shapes in khepri-spit.

Clearly it was wisest to creep east to the plaza of twin lions and descend at once to the gulf, where assuredly he would meet no horrors worse than those above, and where he might soon find ghouls eager to rescue their brethren and perhaps to wipe out the moonbeasts from the black galley.

Like the huipil blouse and skirt worn by the india and half-caste women, hundreds of male figures in the rough cotton shirt, pants, and woven maguey mantas would throng the plaza.

In the perspectives of the plaza, the junctions of the underpass and embankment, Talbot at last recognized a modulus that could be multiplied into the landscape of his consciousness.

Arnold Rowland saw the gunman 15 minutes before the motorcade arrived at the plaza.

It was the melody Canon Tallis had whistled for Poly at the Hotel Plaza.

Presently they began to follow her, with a compressed murmur of admiration, until, before she was halfway across the plaza, the sentries beside the gateway of the Presidio were astonished at the vision of a fair-haired and triumphant Pallas, who appeared to be leading the entire population of Todos Santos to victorious attack.

They had to wait in the middle of the plaza while a big semi roared by them in second gear, followed closely by a propane truck.

For one wild moment I thought she was going to walk out onto the plaza and present herself as some kind of propitiatory sacrifice.

Two pronunciamientos, rudely printed and posted in the Plaza, and saluted by the fickle garrison of one hundred men, who had, however, immediately reappointed their old commander as Generalissimo under the new regime, seemed to leave nothing to be desired.

Beggars sat by church doors asking for alms, mendicant friars begged bread for their orders or for the poor in prison, jongleurs performed stunts and magic in the plazas and recited satiric tales and narrative ballads of adventure in Saracen lands.

He peeled the key out of the tape and reinserted the tang just as more blue strobe lights lit up the plaza.

Prince of Roum, a massive building fronted by a colossal column-ringed plaza, on the far side of the river that splits the city.

The tourists would gather at the Plaza de Manuel Delgado Barredo, with its little bandstand built on stone, and listen to the orchestra and watch the natives dance the Sardana, the centuries-old traditional folk dance, barefoot, their hands linked, as they moved gracefully around in a colourful circle.

An English-speaking cop finally directed them to the offices of the Organizaci6n por la Conservaci6n de la Selva Sur, on the north side of the Plaza de Armas.