plaza

[ plah-zuh, plaz-uh ]SEE DEFINITION OF plaza

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PLAZA

The garrison was drawn out in the Plaza to be reviewed by their commander.

In the Plaza de Armas there stands a fine monument to the memory of Hidalgo.

Zacatecas has its plaza; all Spanish and Mexican towns have one.

The Plaza Mayor in every Mexican city is not only the central park, but also the central idea.

The plaza is also shaded by thick clusters of ornamental trees.

The plaza, the market-place, and the cathedral are each worthy of note.

To bring the animals to the plaza, and pack for the trail all the provisions found there.

Tula arose, and went before them across the plaza to the door of the chapel.

He lodged with Anzani, the universal storekeeper, on the Plaza Mayor.

All that side of the Plaza had been burnt; used to be colonnaded before.

WORD ORIGIN

1830, from Spanish plaza "square, place," from Vulgar Latin *plattia, from Latin platea "courtyard, broad street" (see place (n.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PLAZA

shopping center

nouncollection of stores in one place
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