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Definitions of mall

  1. To beat with a mall; to beat with something heavy; to bruise; to maul. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To beat with a mall or something heavy: to bruise. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To beat with something heavy; to bruise. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. A place where justice is administered. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A large heavy wooden beetle; a mallet for driving anything with force; a maul. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A heavy blow. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. An old game played with malls or mallets and balls. See Pall-mall. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A place where the game of mall was played. Hence: A public walk; a level shaded walk. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Formerly, among Teutonic nations, a meeting of the notables of a state for the transaction of public business, such meeting being a modification of the ancient popular assembly. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A place where public meetings are held. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A large heavy wooder; mallet; a public walk shaded by trees. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. A large wooden beetle or hammer. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. (orig.) A place for playing in with malls or mallets and balls: a level shaded walk: a public walk. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. A public walk. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. A maul; war hammer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A level shaded walk. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A public walk; a level shaded walk, originally a place for playing at ball with malls. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. A heavy wooden beetle; an instrument for driving anything with force; a public walk; a level shaded walk, so called from being originally a walk where they played with malls and balls. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for mall

  1. The club in which they had met was situated in the region of Pall Mall and while not in the strict sense political, it was mostly frequented by those who were of Leicester's way of thinking. – The Man Who Rose Again by Joseph Hocking
  2. The horses broke into a trot, and we talked no more of Armour, or of anything, until Ted Harris joined us on the Mall – The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeanette Duncan
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