[plah-zuh, plaz-uh] /ˈplɑ zə, ˈplæz ə/

a public square or open space in a city or town.
an area along an expressway where public facilities, as service stations and rest rooms, are available.
/ˈplɑːzə; Spanish ˈplaθa/
an open space or square, esp in Spain or a Spanish-speaking country
(mainly US & Canadian)


1830, from Spanish plaza “square, place,” from Vulgar Latin *plattia, from Latin platea “courtyard, broad street” (see place (n.)).


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