- a small structure having one or more sides open, used as a newsstand, refreshment stand, bandstand, etc.
- a thick, columnlike structure on which notices, advertisements, etc., are posted.
- 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.
- an open pavilion or summerhouse common in Turkey and Iran.
- British. a telephone booth.
Origin of kiosk
Examples from the Web for kiosk
In May, Daugaard traveled to neighboring Minnesota to open a kiosk in the Mall of America to attract workers to his state.South Dakota Is 2013 Top State for Business
July 9, 2013
A secret trap door in the kiosk below the clock leads to a spiral staircase down to the lower level info booth.Grand Central Terminal: 100 Years, 100 Facts
February 1, 2013
Upon your return, an officer from Customs and Border Protection directs you to a kiosk that looks like an ATM.U.S. Tests a Lie Detector–Type Machine for Interrogations on the Mexican Border
G. W. Schulz
July 19, 2012
They turned from the sea into the broad walk of the Villa, and walked towards the kiosk.
He pointed with his cane in the direction of the chatterers near the kiosk.
All about the kiosk bodies which had laid so still for the past week were moving.The End of Time
In the kiosk of my garden, the princess is now a willing prisoner.Alroy
I went down it with a swoop, landed in a heap beside the kiosk and ducked into it.Wandl the Invader
Raymond King Cummings
- a small sometimes movable booth from which cigarettes, newspapers, light refreshments, etc, are sold
- mainly British a telephone box
- mainly US a thick post on which advertisements are posted
- (in Turkey, Iran, etc, esp formerly) a light open-sided pavilion
Word Origin and History for kiosk
1620s, "open pavilion," from French kiosque (17c.), from Turkish koshk, kiöshk "pavilion, palace," from Persian kushk "palace, portico." Later of newsstands (1865). Modern sense influenced by British telephone kiosk (1928).