What does kiosk mean?

Definitions for kioskˈki ɒsk, kiˈɒsk

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    small area set off by walls for special use


  1. Kiosk(n.)

    A small roofed structure, typically located on a sidewalk and sometimes in a parking lot, with one or more open sides, used to vend merchandise, such as newspapers or beverages, or services, such as key duplication or film developing. (MW10 s. 2)

  2. Origin: [Turk. kiushk, kishk, Per. kshk.]


  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

  2. Origin: [Turk. kiushk, kishk, Per. kshk.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kiosk

    ki-osk′, n. an Eastern garden pavilion: a small shop like a sentry-box for the sale of papers, &c. [Turk.,—Pers. kushk.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kiosk in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kiosk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ahmed Hussein:

    All of a sudden a bomb blew up and there was lots of smoke, the soldier in the kiosk was killed. His body was torn apart.

  2. Daytona International Speedway Earnhardt:

    Just give me the ticket, we were talking out of the elevator and there was this little kiosk of all kinds of different stuff and somebody was buying one when we walked by and I said,' Hey, I'm going to get me one. I don't even know what I'm doing. Just give me the ticket.'.

  3. Rosalia Leon:

    At the end of December after Raul spoke, all the street vendors disappeared and they still haven't returned, there used to be a produce kiosk across the street from where I live and it shut down and still hasn't reopened. These days I have to look far and wide for what I need to eat.

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