[kee-osk, kee-osk] /ˈki ɒsk, kiˈɒsk/
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.
a small sometimes movable booth from which cigarettes, newspapers, light refreshments, etc, are sold
(mainly Brit) a telephone box
(mainly US) a thick post on which advertisements are posted
(in Turkey, Iran, etc, esp formerly) a light open-sided pavilion
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).
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.
[kee-oh-toh; Japanese kyaw-taw] /kiˈoʊ toʊ; Japanese ˈkyɔ tɔ/ noun 1. . [kee-oh-toh; Japanese kyaw-taw] /kiˈoʊ toʊ; Japanese ˈkyɔ tɔ/ noun 1. a city on S Honshu, in central Japan: the capital of Japan a.d. 794–1868. /kɪˈəʊtəʊ; ˈkjəʊ-/ noun 1. a variant spelling of Kyoto /kɪˈəʊtəʊ; ˈkjəʊ-/ noun 1. a city in central Japan, on S […]
[kahy-uh-wuh, -wah, -wey] /ˈkaɪ ə wə, -ˌwɑ, -ˌweɪ/ noun, plural Kiowas (especially collectively) Kiowa for 1. 1. a member of a Plains Indian people of the southwestern U.S. 2. a language that is closely related to Tanoan and is the language of the Kiowa people.
[kip] /kɪp/ noun 1. the hide of a young or small beast. 2. a bundle or set of such hides. [kip] /kɪp/ noun 1. a unit of weight equal to 1000 (453.6 kilograms). [kip] /kɪp/ noun 1. a paper money and monetary unit of Laos, equal to 100 . Abbreviation: K. [kip] /kɪp/ Chiefly British […]
[kee-pah] /kiˈpɑ/ noun, plural kipoth, kipot, kipos [Sephardic Hebrew kee-pawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew kee-pohs] /Sephardic Hebrew ki pɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew kiˈpoʊs/ (Show IPA). English, kipas. Hebrew. 1. .