Definition of Plaza

1. Noun. A public square with room for pedestrians. "Grosvenor Place"

Exact synonyms: Piazza, Place
Generic synonyms: Public Square, Square



2. Noun. 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. "They spent their weekends at the local malls"

Definition of Plaza

1. n. A public square in a city or town.

Definition of Plaza

1. Noun. a town’s public square. ¹

2. Noun. an open area used for gathering in a city, often having small trees and sitting benches. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Plaza

1. a public square [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plaza

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plaza (current term)
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plea of insanity
plea of the crown
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Literary usage of Plaza

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Antiquities of the Mesa Verde National Park, Cliff Palace by Jesse Walter Fewkes (1911)
"plaza QUARTER The plaza quarter, as its name indicates, is a large open space, ... The main entrance to the village opens into this plaza at its ..."

2. History of Mexico by Hubert Howe Bancroft, William Nemos, Thomas Savage, Joseph Joshua Peatfield (1883)
"At the channel near the plaza the Mexicans detained the forces for an hour with a peace ... On reaching the plaza they found it covered with loose stones, ..."

3. Travels in the United States, Etc.: During 1849 and 1850 by Emmeline Stuart-Wortley (1851)
"The Cathedral of Mexico—The Grand plaza—The Palace—Importunity of ... When we 'came into the Grand plaza, a little doubt and hesitation came over us. ..."

4. Spain and Portugal: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1908)
"DE INGLATERRA (PI. i; G, 8), plaza de Cataluña, at tbe córner of the Paseo de Gracia and the Puerta del Angel, pens, from 10 p.; "GK. ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"plaza de Oriente, the largest square in Madrid, has a handsome fountain adorned with bronze lions. This square dates from the reign of Joseph Bonaparte ..."

6. Architecture and Urbanization in Colonial Chiapas, Mexico by Sidney David Markman (1984)
"Curiously enough, its main or west front faces one of the side streets leading away in a northerly direction from the plaza toward the churches of La ..."

7. Nicaragua: Its People, Scenery, Monuments, and the Proposed Interoceanic Canal by Ephraim George Squier (1852)
"ANTIQUITIES—ANCIENT STATUE IN THE GRAND plaza—MONUMENTS ON THE ISLAND OF ... planted at one of the corners of the principal plaza. It was of basalt, ..."

8. Antiquities of the Mesa Verde National Park, Cliff Palace by Jesse Walter Fewkes (1911)
"plaza QUARTER The plaza quarter, as its name indicates, is a large open space, ... The main entrance to the village opens into this plaza at its ..."

9. History of Mexico by Hubert Howe Bancroft, William Nemos, Thomas Savage, Joseph Joshua Peatfield (1883)
"At the channel near the plaza the Mexicans detained the forces for an hour with a peace ... On reaching the plaza they found it covered with loose stones, ..."

10. Travels in the United States, Etc.: During 1849 and 1850 by Emmeline Stuart-Wortley (1851)
"The Cathedral of Mexico—The Grand plaza—The Palace—Importunity of ... When we 'came into the Grand plaza, a little doubt and hesitation came over us. ..."

11. Spain and Portugal: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1908)
"DE INGLATERRA (PI. i; G, 8), plaza de Cataluña, at tbe córner of the Paseo de Gracia and the Puerta del Angel, pens, from 10 p.; "GK. ..."

12. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"plaza de Oriente, the largest square in Madrid, has a handsome fountain adorned with bronze lions. This square dates from the reign of Joseph Bonaparte ..."

13. Architecture and Urbanization in Colonial Chiapas, Mexico by Sidney David Markman (1984)
"Curiously enough, its main or west front faces one of the side streets leading away in a northerly direction from the plaza toward the churches of La ..."

14. Nicaragua: Its People, Scenery, Monuments, and the Proposed Interoceanic Canal by Ephraim George Squier (1852)
"ANTIQUITIES—ANCIENT STATUE IN THE GRAND plaza—MONUMENTS ON THE ISLAND OF ... planted at one of the corners of the principal plaza. It was of basalt, ..."

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