Definition of shopping center in English:

shopping center


  • An area or complex of stores with adjacent parking.

    • ‘It was one of those strangely placed stores in shopping centres which crop up more and more nowadays.’
    • ‘There is a choice of shopping centres within the area and a number of schools nearby.’
    • ‘The bottom floor of the shopping centre had regular shops, but the top level was a nightmare.’
    • ‘Motorists were stopped in car parks and shopping centres and offered the opportunity to have a free check carried out.’
    • ‘So if it is to continue to compete as a regional shopping centre, the new shops have to be in the city centre.’
    • ‘It is also looking for new properties located in town centres, shopping centres and retail parks.’
    • ‘A number of supermarkets and shopping centres have them, but many more are needed.’
    • ‘Now the growth of big rural shopping centres is bringing shoppers out of town.’
    • ‘Having taken a bus into the heart of the city, he'd sat in malls and shopping centres until they had closed.’
    • ‘High occupancy rates have been seen in prime shopping centres and areas.’
    • ‘Supermarkets and shopping centres need substantial extra parking spaces.’
    • ‘However, it was discovered that there are no litter bins in the area of the shopping centre.’
    • ‘The majority of booths will be in railway stations, airports, shopping centres and supermarkets.’
    • ‘Due to limited manpower, only 831 department stores, shopping centers, warehouses and supermarkets were inspected yesterday.’
    • ‘Numerous outlets for takeaway foods are open along the main roads, in food halls and shopping centres.’
    • ‘My nephew opened a small deli restaurant in our shopping center.’
    • ‘The company makes a variety of cookies and has shops in railway stations and shopping centres across the UK.’
    • ‘By Friday, 207 acres could change hands in Southside for development of what would rank as one of the area's largest shopping centers.’
    • ‘Currently, there are 11 shopping centers, six traditional markets, and 2,102 shops in the municipality.’
    • ‘Marchers stopped at shopping centers and supermarkets along the route to ask for food donations.’
    shopping precinct, shopping complex, galleria
    marketplace, mart, flea market, fair, bazaar, piazza
    plaza, strip mall
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shopping center

/ˈSHäpiNG ˌsen(t)ər/