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shopping center

alt. (context US English) An area, either enclosed or unenclosed, hosting multiple retail establishments; a shopping mall. n. (context US English) An area, either enclosed or unenclosed, hosting multiple retail establishments; a shopping mall.

shopping center

n. 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: plaza, mall, center, shopping mall, shopping centre]

Usage examples of "shopping center".

On the way to the shopping center I realized we didn't have a grill, so we had to buy one of those, too.

A little threeyearold who got lost in a shopping center could not be blamed for the following dozen years.

I hear there's a shopping center that's just like being in Venice with canals and boats and everything.

The owner had tied a fake flower to the antenna for quick sightings in shopping center parking lots.

What's he going to do, ask the good Lord to send down a lightning bolt when you try to enter a shopping center?

A developer picks up property and builds a shopping center or condominiums, and the hamburger stand is out.

It's in a new complex, typicallyCalifornian--tree-lined avenues, severalswimming pools, tennis courts (within earshot whenthe wind's from the south, with barbecue grill withinsmelling distance when wind's in the north),clubhouse, shopping center only a blockaway, Joy's school not much farther.

I saw the sign for the shopping center and took the off-ramp with my fingers crossed.

Locking her briefcase in the trunk of the car, she backed out of the garage and headed for the shopping center.

When the Harlequin appeared on the still-being-constructed shell of the new Efficiency Shopping Center, his bullhorn to his elfishly-laughing lips, everyone pointed and stared, and he berated them: -.

It was almost four-thirty when he looked over the menu of Roseate Spoon Bill of Fare, a popular short-order restaurant in the rambling shopping center.

They arrived in the Valley shortly after eleven and drove to Fiesta Mall in Mesa, separating once they were within the air-conditioned confines of the shopping center, the girls going off on their own to clothing and music stores, she and Bill heading to the multiplex to see a movie, all of them agreeing to meet at two o'clock in front of Sears.