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plaza

[plah-zuh, plaz-uh] /ˈplɑ zə, ˈplæz ə/
noun
1.
a public square or open space in a city or town.
3.
an area along an expressway where public facilities, as service stations and rest rooms, are available.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; < Spanish < Latin platea street < Greek plateîa broad street. See place
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  • The toll was collected by both toll plazas and an electronic toll collection system.
British Dictionary definitions for plazas

plaza

/ˈplɑːzə; Spanish ˈplaθa/
noun
1.
an open space or square, esp in Spain or a Spanish-speaking country
2.
(mainly US & Canadian)
  1. a modern complex of shops, buildings, and parking areas
  2. (capital when part of a name): Rockefeller Plaza
Word Origin
C17: from Spanish, from Latin platēa courtyard, from Greek plateia; see place
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Word Origin and History for plazas

plaza

n.

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

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