mall

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See also: Mall and The Mall

English[edit]

A mall (shopping center).

Etymology[edit]

From Old French mail

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /mæl/ or (especially in senses 6 and 7) IPA(key): /mɔːl/
  • (US (varieties without the cot-caught merger), New England, Australia) IPA(key): /mɔːl/
    • Rhymes: -ɔːl
    • Homophone: maul with -awl pronunciation
  • (US (varieties with the cot-caught merger), Canada) IPA(key): /mɑːl/

Noun[edit]

mall (plural malls)

  1. A large heavy wooden beetle; a mallet for driving anything with force; a maul.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Addison to this entry?)
  2. A heavy blow.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)
  3. An old game played with malls or mallets and balls. See pall mall.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Cotton to this entry?)
  4. A place where the game of mall was played.
  5. A public walk; a level shaded walk.
    • Southey
      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.
  6. (US, Australia) A pedestrianised street, especially a shopping precinct.
    pedestrian mall
    • 2002, Alexander Garvin, The American City: What Works, What Doesn′t, page 179,
      America′s first pedestrianized shopping mall opened in 1959 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Like most later pedestrian malls, it was intended to revive what everybody thought was a decaying downtown.
  7. An enclosed shopping centre.
    • 2004, Ralph E. Warner, Get a Life: You Don′t Need a Million to Retire Well, unnumbered page,
      Every day, at about the time the rest of us go to work, groups of retirees gather at many of America′s enclosed shopping malls.
    • 2010, Greg Holden, Starting an Online Business For Dummies, unnumbered page,
      In addition to Web site kits, ISPs, and businesses that specialize in Web hosting, online shopping malls provide another form of Web hosting.

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Verb[edit]

mall (third-person singular simple present malls, present participle malling, simple past and past participle malled)

  1. To beat with a mall, or mallet; to beat with something heavy; to bruise.
  2. To build up with the development of shopping malls.
  3. (informal) To shop at the mall.

Albanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Turkish mal

Noun[edit]

mall m

  1. goods

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *malwa, close to Sanskrit मल्व (malva, foolish, thoughtless, unwise), Middle Low German mall (stupid, foolish), West Frisian māl (foolish, mad).

Noun[edit]

mall m (indefinite plural malle, definite singular malli, definite plural mallet)

  1. longing, missing, nostalgia

Breton[edit]

Noun[edit]

mall m

  1. haste

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin malleus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mall m (plural malls)

  1. hammer

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish mall, from Proto-Celtic *malno-, from Proto-Indo-European *mel-; compare Ancient Greek μέλλω (méllō, be late)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mall (genitive singular masculine mall, genitive singular feminine moille, plural malla, comparative moille)

  1. slow
    Ní fhanann trá le fear mall.
    An ebb does not wait for a slow man.

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
mall mhall unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mall

  1. slow
  2. tardy, late
  3. lazy
  4. weak
  5. calm, placid
    feasgar mall 's na h-eòin a' seinn - a calm evening and the birds warbling
  6. dull, senseless

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References[edit]

  • The Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary (Birlinn Limited, 1901-1911, Compiled by Edward Dwelly)
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mall c

  1. a template

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