Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
alt. (context British English) A large retail outlet consisting of several shops. n. (context British English) A large retail outlet consisting of several shops.
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 center]