What does plaza mean?

Definitions for plaza
ˈplɑ zə, ˈplæz əplaza

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. plaza, place, piazzanoun

    a public square with room for pedestrians

    "they met at Elm Plaza"; "Grosvenor Place"

  2. plaza, mall, center, shopping mall, shopping center, shopping centrenoun

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. plazanoun

    a town's public square.

  2. plazanoun

    an open area used for gathering in a city, often having small trees and sitting benches.

  3. Etymology: From plaza, from platea, from πλατεῖα, shortening of πλατεῖα ὁδός.

Wikipedia

  1. Plaza

    A town square (or square, plaza, public square, city square, urban square, or piazza) is an open public space, commonly found in the heart of a traditional town but not necessarily a true geometric square, used for community gatherings. Related concepts are the civic center, the market square and the village green. Most squares are hardscapes suitable for open markets, concerts, political rallies, and other events that require firm ground. Being centrally located, town squares are usually surrounded by small shops such as bakeries, meat markets, cheese stores, and clothing stores. At their center is often a well, monument, statue or other feature. Those with fountains are sometimes called fountain squares.

ChatGPT

  1. plaza

    A plaza is an open public space, typically in urban settings, often surrounded by buildings, shops, or architectural elements. It is usually designed for pedestrian use and often used for public gatherings or social activities. This term can also refer to a shopping complex or center.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plazanoun

    a public square in a city or town

  2. Etymology: [Sp. See Place.]

Wikidata

  1. Plaza

    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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. PLAZA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Plaza is ranked #5709 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Plaza surname appeared 6,075 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Plaza.

    74% or 4,496 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    19.2% or 1,170 total occurrences were White.
    4% or 248 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.7% or 107 total occurrences were Black.
    0.7% or 48 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.1% or 6 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plaza in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plaza in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of plaza in a Sentence

  1. Davide Formolo:

    When we were back home I would imagine racing against him in my head on the little plaza in my home town (of Negrar).

  2. Louis Krauss:

    After it toppled over the statue broke into several pieces, which were then dragged across the plaza and dumped into the Inner Harbor.

  3. Takeshi Inomata:

    It is probable that many people from surrounding areas gathered for special occasions, possibly tied to calendrical cycles, the rituals probably involved processions along the causeways and within the rectangular plaza. The people also deposited symbolic objects such as jade axes in the center of the plateau.

  4. Paul Lister:

    It is fair to say that the industry had not considered structural integrity of buildings as a risk, you would look inside the building, but not onto the floor above or below. You would see all the certificates, however these with Rana Plaza were later proved to be false. I don't think industry anticipated those buildings would collapse.

  5. Van Dalen:

    The fact of finding a mummy with these characteristics in the middle of the plaza makes it clear that this is someone of high status.

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  • lynyrd63skynyrd
    The King of Prussia shopping center is a plaza and The Plymouth Meeting shopping center is a mall.
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