Adjective "kiosk" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A small open-fronted hut or cubicle from which newspapers, refreshments, tickets, etc. are sold.
  1. 'Fans could bet on the numbers in bars, barber shops, newspaper kiosks, and other neighborhood outlets.'
  2. 'For example, Unilever sells soap through street vendors and Coca-Cola is sold through kiosks.'
  3. 'A refreshment kiosk is already on the site which is leased out as an annual franchise by the council.'
  4. 'Its newspaper La Vérité was sold publicly in newspaper kiosks and had a wide readership.'
  5. 'In the event, he left the magazine at home and the kiosk had sold out so he had to buy the Times and fold it to the size of the Listener.'
  6. 'The popularisation of orange juice, sold at a kiosk at Flinders Street Station, was one of his novelties.'
  7. 'All along the middle of these blocks are kiosks selling various wares of t-shirts and handbags and jewellery etc.'
  8. 'In Greece, couples are offered a range of incentives to have more than one child, including tax relief and licences for taxis and newspaper kiosks.'
  9. 'These are admission tickets, which means there is no need to queue at the ticket kiosk and there will be no price increase after booking.'
  10. 'I asked the lady in the kiosk for two adult tickets and she said: ‘Where are your children?’'
  11. 'Microsoft is rolling out 50 multimedia kiosks at college career centers, offering students access to video archives from the past four years.'
  12. 'On the home front, the company has started selling at shopping mall kiosks to extend its reach beyond the party circuit.'
  13. 'Within two years there will be a tremendous matrix of data along with a rating system to support these kiosks.'
  14. 'Electronic search engines located in kiosks outside the streetscape will direct attendees to the products serving their industry segments.'
  15. 'The airline hopes to install 38 kiosks, beginning next April.'
  16. 'He is in the process of rolling out kiosks, which the company has tested at trade shows.'
  17. 'Internet kiosks will soon become mandatory for developers of areas of public convenience, like shopping centers.'
  18. 'All of the kiosks in the branch are designed to aid in the transition to online banking.'
  19. 'New movies could be downloaded at airport or mall kiosks.'
  20. 'Instead of attempting to sell ad space on kiosks to executives with no marketing budgets, he adopted a no-pressure approach to meetings.'
A public telephone booth.
  1. 'He said that after Corless saw her victim inside the store she went outside and hid in a telephone kiosk until the pensioner left the shop.'
  2. 'The charms included a pair of riding boots, a pair of rugby boots signifying when their son played his first game, a little church, a telephone kiosk and a gypsy caravan.'
(in Turkey and Iran) a light open pavilion or summer house.
  1. 'This take on the classic glass pavilion is no demonstration model for a transparent Utopia, nor is it an attempt to ‘frame’ the natural surroundings. It is a less formal design for a kiosk in the park beside Riesbach Harbour in Zürich.'

More definitions

1. a small structure having one or more sides open, used as a newsstand, refreshment stand, bandstand, etc.

2. a thick, columnlike structure on which notices, advertisements, etc., are posted.

3. an interactive computer terminal available for public use, as one with Internet access or site-specific information: Students use kiosks to look up campus events.

4. an open pavilion or summerhouse common in Turkey and Iran.

5. British. a telephone booth.

More examples(as adjective)

"sales can be kiosk."


Early 17th century (in the sense ‘pavilion’): from French kiosque, from Turkish köşk ‘pavilion’, from Persian kuš.