A collection of highly specialized stores and empty spaces (vacancies). Malls made Gap Kids possible.

If you hang out at the mall seasonally (like during the summer), you could be considered a mallrat

At their height, malls can be idelic, well-lit places to shop, with fountains, a food court, and lots of manequins wearing nothing but lingerie. While enjoyable for a time, these manequins are rarely manufactured with nipples

Mall is the first novel of playwright, monologist and actor Eric Bogosian, published by Simon and Schuster, available at bookstores everywhere. It is written as a "pinwheel narrative", or a series of disconnected characters and stories which fold in on each other and revolve round a common point, a style made popular by Pulp Fiction.

Mall is a quick read, telling the story of a small group of strangers ranging from a teenager on an acid trip to a frustrated housewife and how they live out the night when a sociopathic man snaps and wreaks havoc on the local mall.

Mall (?), n. [Written also maul.] [OE. malle, F. mail, L. malleus. Cf. Malleus.]


A large heavy wooden beetle; a mallet for driving anything with force; a maul.



A heavy blow.




An old game played with malls or mallets and balls. See Pall-mall.



A place where the game of mall was played. Hence: A public walk; a level shaded walk.

Part of the area was laid out in gravel walks, and planted with elms; and these convenient and frequented walks obtained the name of the City Mall. Southey.


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Mall (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Malled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Malling.] [Cf. OF. mailler. See Mall beetle, and cf. Malleate.]

To beat with a mall; to beat with something heavy; to bruise; to maul.


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Mall (?), n. [LL. mallum a public assembly; cf. OHG. mahal assembly, transaction; akin to AS. maeel, meel, assembly, mlan to speak, Goth. mapl market place.]

Formerly, among Teutonic nations, a meeting of the notables of a state for the transaction of public business, such meeting being a modification of the ancient popular assembly

. Hence: (a)

A court of justice

. (b)

A place where justice is administered

. (c)

A place where public meetings are held.

Councils, which had been as frequent as diets or malls, ceased. Milman.

<-- 2. See MW10] (a) A public access area containing a promenade for pedestrians. (b) The paved or grassy strip between two roadways. (c) A shopping area with multiple shops and a concourse for predominantly or exclusively pedestrian use; inn cities the concourse is usually a city street which may be temporarily or permamently closed to motor vehicles; in suburban areas, a mall is often located on a convenient higbay, may be large, contained in one building or multiple buildings connected by (usually covered) walkways. -->


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