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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The film is a mirror image of the Zapruder film from the other side of Dealey Plaza.
When we were back home I would imagine racing against him in my head on the little plaza in my home town (of Negrar).
That concept did not work. It is hard to know how much of the decline was caused by the plaza itself or the population and business decline that was happening at the time.
We need for Alamo Plaza to have the kind of reverence and respect for history that we see in places like the battlefield at Gettysburg and at the monuments at Pearl Harbor.
Back then it was thought a European model of a downtown plaza would help Buffalo revitalize itself, that concept did not work. It is hard to know how much of the decline was caused by the plaza itself or the population and business decline that was happening at the time.
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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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