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Meaning of KIOSK

Pronunciation:  kee'âsk

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  small area set off by walls for special use

KIOSK is a 5 letter word that starts with K.


 Synonyms: booth, cubicle, stall
 See Also: call box, closet, confessional, phone booth, polling booth, prompt box, prompter's box, shower bath, shower stall, telephone booth, telephone box, telephone kiosk, tolbooth, tollbooth, tollhouse, voting booth



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ki*osk"\, n. [Turk. kiushk, ki["o]shk, Per. k?shk.]
    A Turkish open summer house or pavilion, supported by
  2. \Ki*osk"\, n.
    A light ornamental structure used as a news stand, band
    stand, etc.
Computing Dictionary

A stall set up in a public place where one can obtain information, e.g. tourist information. The information may be provided by a human or by a computer. In the latter case, the data may be stored locally (e.g. on cd-rom) or accessed via a network using some kind of distributed information retreival system such as gopher or world-wide web.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: alcove, arbor, booth, bower, conservatory, crib, gatehouse, gazebo, glasshouse, greenhouse, hut, hutch, lathhouse, lean-to, news kiosk, newsstand, Nissen hut, outbuilding, outhouse, pavilion, pergola, Quonset hut, retreat, sentry box, shack, shanty, shed, stall, stand, summerhouse, tollbooth, tollhouse