Origin of plaza
Examples from the Web for plaza
In her struggle to find her daughter, Esther becomes one of the founders of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo.
The Plaza Hotel cooked a fancy-pants latke with red wine braised oxtail, horseradish sunchoke cream, and crispy kale.
A crate of the stuff arrived at the studio, compliments of the Plaza Athénée.
When they do dine, the Hitchcocks sometimes use Limoges china marked “Plaza Athénée.”
One observer recalled them hitting the ground “like melons,” as the music piped into the plaza played “How Deep Is Your Love?”
By nine o'clock I had cleaned up my side of the town, and returned to the plaza.Captain Macklin|Richard Harding Davis
To "Fifth Avenue" is owed the following description of the neighbourhood of the present Plaza in the middle of the last century.Fifth Avenue|Arthur Bartlett Maurice
When with slow and pondering action she hung up the receiver it occurred to her that she resented the idea of going to the Plaza.The Call of the Canyon|Zane Grey
The sun was already high, and the plaza had become a furnace.Carmen Ariza|Charles Francis Stocking
The Plaza was full of people, women talking under the stiff palms, and men sitting on wicker chairs on the hotel piazza opposite.The Belted Seas|Arthur Colton
British Dictionary definitions for plaza
- a modern complex of shops, buildings, and parking areas
- (capital when part of a name)Rockefeller Plaza
Word Origin for plaza
Word Origin and History for plaza
1830, from Spanish plaza "square, place," from Vulgar Latin *plattia, from Latin platea "courtyard, broad street" (see place (n.)).