Definitions for Kioskˈki ɒsk, kiˈɒsk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ki•oskˈki ɒsk, kiˈɒsk(n.)

  1. a small building or structure open on one or more sides, used as a newsstand, refreshment stand, etc.

  2. a thick, columnlike structure on which notices and advertisements are posted.

  3. an interactive computer terminal available for public use, as one with Internet access or site-specific information:

    Students use kiosks to look up campus events.

  4. an open pavilion or summerhouse common in Turkey and Iran.

  5. Brit. a telephone booth.

    Category: British

Origin of kiosk:

1615–25; < F kiosque stand in a public park 蠐 Turkish köşk villa < Pers kūshk palace, villa

Princeton's WordNet

  1. booth, cubicle, stall, kiosk(noun)

    small area set off by walls for special use

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. kiosk(noun)ˈki ɒsk, kiˈɒsk

    a small store in the street selling newspapers, magazines, etc.


  1. kiosk(Noun)

    a small enclosed structure, often freestanding, open on one side or with a window, used as a booth to sell newspapers, cigarettes, etc.

  2. kiosk(Noun)

    a similar unattended stand for the automatic dispensation of tickets, etc.

  3. kiosk(Noun)

    a Turkish garden pavillion

  4. Origin: kiosque, from köşk, from (“palace” or “portico”).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kiosk(noun)

    a Turkish open summer house or pavilion, supported by pillars


  1. Kiosk

    A kiosk is a small, separated garden pavilion open on some or all sides. Kiosks were common in Persia, India, Pakistan, and in the Ottoman Empire from the 13th century onward. Today, there are many kiosks in and around the Topkapı Palace in Istanbul, and they are still a relatively common sight in Balkan states. In the Western hemisphere and in English-speaking countries, a kiosk is also a booth with an open window on one side. Some vendors operate from kiosks, selling small, inexpensive consumables such as newspapers, magazines, lighters, street maps, cigarettes, and confections. An information kiosk dispenses free information in the form of maps, pamphlets, and other literature, and/or advice offered by an attendant. An electronic kiosk houses a computer terminal that often employs custom kiosk software designed to function while preventing users from accessing system functions. Indeed, kiosk mode describes such a mode of software operation. Computerized kiosks may store data locally, or retrieve it from a computer network. Some computer kiosks provide a free, informational public service, while others serve a commercial purpose. Touchscreens, trackballs, computer keyboards, and pushbuttons are all typical input devices for interactive computer kiosk. Touchscreen kiosks are commercially used as industrial appliances, reducing lines, eliminating paper, improving efficiency and service. Their uses are unlimited from refrigerators to airports, health clubs, movie theaters and libraries.

Translations for Kiosk

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a small roofed stall, either out of doors or in a public building etc, for the sale of newspapers, confectionery etc

I bought a magazine at the kiosk at the station.

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