plaza, place, piazza(noun)
a public square with room for pedestrians
"they met at Elm Plaza"; "Grosvenor Place"
plaza, mall, center, shopping mall, shopping center, shopping centre(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
"a good plaza should have a movie house"; "they spent their weekends at the local malls"
a townu2019s public square.
an open area used for gathering in a city, often having small trees and sitting benches.
Origin: From plaza, from platea, from πλατεῖα, shortening of πλατεῖα ὁδός.
a public square in a city or town
Origin: [Sp. See Place.]
A plaza is an open urban public space, such as a city square. All through Spanish America and the Spanish East Indies, the plaza mayor of each center of administration held three closely related institutions: the cathedral, the cabildo or administrative center, which might be incorporated in a wing of a governor's palace, and the audiencia or law court. The plaza might be large enough to serve as a military parade ground. At times of crisis or fiesta, it was the space where a large crowd might gather. Like the Italian piazza, the plaza remains a center of community life that is only equaled by the market-place. Most colonial cities in Spanish America and the Philippines were planned around a square plaza de armas, where troops could be mustered, as the name implies, surrounded by the governor's palace and the main church. A plaza de toros is a bullring. In modern usage, a plaza can be any gathering place on a street or between buildings, a street intersection with a statue, etc. Today's metropolitan landscapes often incorporate the "plaza" as a design element, or as an outcome of zoning regulations, building budgetary constraints, and the like. Sociologist William H. Whyte conducted an extensive study of plazas in New York City: his study humanized the way modern urban plazas are conceptualized, and helped usher in significant design changes in the making of plazas.
The numerical value of plaza in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of plaza in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- plaçaCatalan, Valencian
- väljak, platsEstonian
- 廣場, 광장Korean
- torg, plassNorwegian
- plass, torgNorwegian Nynorsk
- трг, trgSerbo-Croatian
- пло́ща, майда́нUkrainian
- quảng trường, 廣場Vietnamese
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