Definition of bazaar
1 : a market (as in the Middle East) consisting of rows of shops or stalls selling miscellaneous goods
2a : a place for the sale of goodsb : department store
3 : a fair for the sale of articles especially for charitable purposes a church bazaar
Examples of bazaar in a Sentence
we wandered around the bazaar looking to buy gifts
Recent Examples of bazaar from the Web
To make its mobile app as indispensable as possible, Facebook has introduced live streams, a booming virtual bazaar and free access to some of the best journalism.
Bazaars and shops set up in the shadows of ancient highway overpasses, tangles of power lines, the odd juxtaposition of high and low tech.
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Origin and Etymology of bazaar
First Known Use: 1612
BAZAAR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bazaar for English Language Learners
: a type of market found especially in Middle Eastern countries that has rows of small shops which sell many different kinds of things
: an event at which things are sold to raise money for people or an organization
BAZAAR Defined for Kids
Definition of bazaar for Students
1 : a marketplace (as in southwestern Asia and northern Africa) that has rows of small shops
2 : a place where many kinds of goods are sold
3 : a fair for the sale of goods especially for charity
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