mall

Definitions

  • The High St Town Malling
    The High St Town Malling
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mall 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"
    • n mall a public area set aside as a pedestrian walk
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CRICKET GROUND—TOWN MALLING CRICKET GROUND—TOWN MALLING

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Mall of America, located in Bloomington, Minnesota is so big that it can hold 24,336 school buses
    • Mall A heavy blow.
    • Mall A large heavy wooden beetle; a mallet for driving anything with force; a maul.
    • 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 ."
    • Mall An old game played with malls or mallets and balls. See Pall-mall.
    • n Mall măl 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. "Councils, which had been as frequent as diets or malls , ceased."
    • v. t Mall To beat with a mall; to beat with something heavy; to bruise; to maul.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The city of Nottingham in England was the first city to have Braille signs (signs for the blind) in its shopping malls for the blind
    • n mall A heavy hammer or club of any sort; especially, a heavy wooden hammer used by carpenters. Compare mallet and beetle, 1.
    • n mall A war-hammer or martel-de-fer.
    • n mall The head or striking part of a war-hammer or martel-de-fer.
    • n mall The blunt or square projection of such a hammer, as distinguished from the beak on the opposite side of the handle: this blunt end was often divided into four, six, or more blunt points or protuberances.
    • n mall An old game played with a wooden ball in a kind of smooth alley boarded in at each side, in which the ball was struck with a mallet in order to send it through an iron arch called the pass, placed at the end of the alley.
    • n mall The mallet with which this game was played; also, the alley in which it was played.
    • n mall [⟨ mall, verb] A blow.
    • mall To beat, especially with a mall or mallet; bruise.
    • n mall A public walk; a level shaded walk.
    • n mall A court: same as mallum, mallus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest shopping mall in the world is the West Edmonton Mall located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    • n Mall mawl mal, a large wooden beetle or hammer
    • v.t Mall to beat with a mall or something heavy: to bruise
    • n Mall mel mal, a level shaded walk: a public walk.
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Quotations

  • Jay Trachman
    Jay Trachman
    “Those who cannot remember the past will spend a lot of time looking for their cars in mall parking lots.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. mallum, a public assembly; cf. OHG. mahal, assembly, transaction; akin to AS. mæðel, meðel, assembly, mǣlan, to speak, Goth. maþl, market place
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Contr. through O. Fr. of Old It. palamaglio—It. palla, a ball, maglio, a mace.

Usage

In literature:

The next morning I again encountered him on The Mall.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867." by Various
First Academy Exhibition opened in Pall Mall, April 26, with several contributions from Reynolds.
"Sir Joshua Reynolds" by Estelle M. Hurll
His friends and neighbors at Pall Mall waited eagerly for his return.
"Sergeant York And His People" by Sam Cowan
Little boys were playing soldiers in the middle of Pall Mall, no longer a maelstrom.
"Secret History Revealed By Lady Peggy O'Malley" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
What Occurred in Suffolk Street, Pall Mall.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
Bean and Mall have made studies directly on the brain, but it is not possible to draw any sure conclusions from their work.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
But the wall that separated Wistaria Terrace and the Mall was in reality a high and a great wall.
"Mary Gray" by Katharine Tynan
The words 'Royal Academy' were substituted for 'Print Warehouse' over the door of Mr. Dalton's house in Pall Mall.
"Art in England" by Dutton Cook
In 1684 a celebrated engineer, Sir Samuel Morland, came to live in the Lower Mall.
"Hammersmith, Fulham and Putney" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
Thus we came to the Mall, and having left the coach, set out to walk slowly, my lord having his arm through mine.
"Simon Dale" by Anthony Hope
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In poetry:

And hark! to the blow of the mall below,
Do sounds above reply?
Hurra, hurra, for the Hartley men,
For now their rescue's nigh.
"The Hartley Calamity" by Joseph Skipsey
Despair at length renews their strength,
And they the shaft must clear,
And soon the sound of mall and pick,
Half drowns the voice of fear.
"The Hartley Calamity" by Joseph Skipsey
Whilst yet they kneel, again they fell
Their strength renewed — again
The swing and the ring of the mall attests
The might of the Hartley men.
"The Hartley Calamity" by Joseph Skipsey
Nigh wearied out, the poor stranger did fly,
And along the Pall Mall they followed full cry;
The women concerned from every window
Cried, 'For heaven's sake, save Signior Dildo.'
"Signior Dildo" by Lord John Wilmot
It was an August evening and, in snowy garments clad,
I paid a round of visits in the lines of Hezabad;
When, presently, my Waler saw, and did not like at all,
A Commissariat elephant careering down the Mall.
"Municipal" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Does that mean that all those people at the mall today are suckers.
The event, at 6 pm, will take place on the Concourse Level of the Elmhurst mall and will include musical selections by the Kerri Edge Dance Company and a keynote addres.
The thunder of confetti cannons and happy screeches of shoppers greeted the opening of store doors at the new Paragon Outlets mall Thursday morning.
(Rt 224) in Boardman, near the Southern Park Mall.
Mall of America to celebrate 20th birthday with a 'Cake Boss' cake and free eats.
Masu Sushi and Robata at Mall of America: a first look.
Cupcake owner reveals more about new Mall of America store.
We love to drive big cars, live in big homes, eat big portions, shop at big box stores and bigger-then-ever malls.
The steel chosen for the Minnesota fallen firefighter memorial on the Capitol mall was designed to rust over time.
Martin Luther King Jr on Washington's National Mall will be the keynote speaker Tuesday at Xavier's annual Black History Month Convocation .
In this case, the lot is unusually large, so the backyard, secluded behind a seven-foot hedge, feels like the private corner of a park– and it's only a short skip away from the Downtown Mall.
Philadelphia-based Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust said that Australian fashion retailer Cotton On will open its first South Jersey location at Moorestown Mall this fall.
Crazy 8 is scheduled to join the mall this fall.
as they wait on me, be it at the checkout in the grocery store or a checkout in a mall store wherever.
Even back to school and the start of the cool-weather clothing season couldn't do much to drive consumers into the malls during August.
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In science:

An active four-pole Bessel filter using a relatively s mall number of components was implemented.
A 2-20 GHz Analog Lag-Correlator for Radio Interferometry
We call the infinite product in (1) the Malle-Garton constant, since it is the same constant that occurs in the work of the two named authors on conjectures of Cohen-Lenstra type over fields containing a pth root of unity.
Random Dieudonne modules, random p-divisible groups, and random curves over finite fields
This distribution also appears in the conjectures of Malle [Mal10] and Garton [Gar12] as the conjectured distribution of p-ranks of ideal class groups of number fields containing pth roots of unity.
Random Dieudonne modules, random p-divisible groups, and random curves over finite fields
For q > 5, we did not generate enough data to distinguish between the Malle-Garton constant and the truncated variant.
Random Dieudonne modules, random p-divisible groups, and random curves over finite fields
Mal10] Gunter Malle, On the distribution of class groups of number fields, Experiment.
Random Dieudonne modules, random p-divisible groups, and random curves over finite fields
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