1. 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

    Synonyms : center, mall, shopping center, shopping centre, shopping mall
    Type Of : outlet, retail store, sales outlet, mercantile establishment
    Examples :
    • a good plaza should have a movie house
  2. a public square with room for pedestrians

    Synonyms : piazza, place
    Type Of : public square, square