A mall (shopping center).
mall (plural malls)
- Place used to play game of pall-mall, and related senses.
- (obsolete) The alley where the game of pall mall was played. [17th-19th c.]
- A public walk; a level shaded walk, a promenade. [from 18th c.]
- Part of the area was laid out in gravel walks, and planted with elms; and these convenient and frequented walks obtained the name of the City Mall.
- (chiefly Canada, US, Australia, New Zealand) A pedestrianised street, especially a shopping precinct. [from 20th c.]
- 2002, Alexander Garvin, The American City: What Works, What Doesn′t, page 179,
- America′s first pedestrianized shopping mall opened in 1959 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Like most later pedestrian malls, it was intended to revive what everybody thought was a decaying downtown.
- An enclosed shopping centre. [from 20th c.]
- 2004, Ralph E. Warner, Get a Life: You Don′t Need a Million to Retire Well, unnumbered page,
- Every day, at about the time the rest of us go to work, groups of retirees gather at many of America′s enclosed shopping malls.
- Hammer used to play game of pall-mall, and related senses.
- The heavy wooden mallet used in the game of pall-mall. [from 17th c.]
1824, James Hogg, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner:
- I also fell slightly; but his fall proving a severe one, he arose in wrath, and struck me with the mall which he held in his hand, until my blood flowed copiously […].
- (obsolete) The game of polo. [17th c.]
- (obsolete) An old game played with malls or mallets and balls; pall mall. [17th-19th c.]
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Cotton to this entry?)
mall (third-person singular simple present malls, present participle malling, simple past and past participle malled)
- To beat with a mall, or mallet; to beat with something heavy; to bruise.
- To build up with the development of shopping malls.
- (informal) To shop at the mall.
From Turkish mal
From Proto-Indo-European *melh₂- (“black”), compare zi (“black, mourning, sadness”) and mallëngjej (“to touch emotionally, to move”). Alternatively from Proto-Albanian *malwa, close to Sanskrit मल्व (malvá, “foolish, thoughtless, unwise”), Middle Low German mall (“stupid, foolish”), West Frisian māl (“foolish, mad”).
mall m (indefinite plural malle, definite singular malli, definite plural mallet)
- longing, missing, nostalgia
From Old Irish mall, from Proto-Celtic *malnos, from Proto-Indo-European *mel-; compare Ancient Greek μέλλω (méllō, “be late”).
- (Munster) IPA(key): /mˠɑul̪ˠ/
- (Connacht) IPA(key): /mˠɑːl̪ˠ/ (Galway); IPA(key): /mˠal̪ˠ/ (Mayo)
- (Ulster) IPA(key): /mˠal̪ˠ/
mall (genitive singular masculine mall, genitive singular feminine moille, plural malla, comparative moille)
- Ní fhanann trá le fear mall.
- An ebb does not wait for a slow man.
Declension of mall
|| Plural (m/f)
|| (strong noun)
|| (weak noun)
|| níos moille
|| is moille
¹ When the preceding noun is lenited and governed by the definite article.
² When the preceding noun ends in a slender consonant.
| Irish mutation|
| Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every|
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
- tardy, late
- calm, placid
- feasgar mall 's na h-eòin a' seinn - a calm evening and the birds warbling
- dull, senseless
- Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
- A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)
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