Plaza - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈplæzə|  American pronunciation of the word plaza
Brit.  |ˈplɑːzə|  British pronunciation of the word plaza

noun

- a public square with room for pedestrians (syn: piazza, place)
- 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(syn: center, mall)

a good plaza should have a movie house

Examples

They put his statue in the town's plaza.

a good plaza should have a movie house

The buildings cast shade on the plaza.

The crowd gathered around the fountain in the plaza.

...environmentalists are concerned about the proposed shopping plaza's adjacency to the river...

...a scattering of ambulant vendors can be found on the downtown plaza...

...a placard announcing a campaign rally at the downtown plaza...

...the proscription against bicycles and skateboards is intended to make the plaza a more pedestrian-friendly place...

a bosky park leading to a modest yet majestic plaza

three young men were busking in the plaza

The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen

Word forms

noun
singular: plaza
plural: plazas
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