bazaar

noun
ba·​zaar | \ bə-ˈzär How to pronounce bazaar (audio) \

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 goods
3 : a fair for the sale of articles especially for charitable purposes a church bazaar

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Synonyms for bazaar

Synonyms

emporium, shop (also shoppe), store

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Examples of bazaar in a Sentence

we wandered around the bazaar looking to buy gifts

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Strikes in Iran's bazaar also have served as political bellwethers. Jon Gambrell, Fox News, "Unease, anger in Tehran's Grand Bazaar, Iran's beating heart," 13 Sep. 2018 During the holy month of Ramadan, a daily bazaar offers various selections of clothing, food, prayer mats and other religious items to Muslims who traditionally shop for new outfits to welcome the end-of-the-month Eid al-Fitr celebrations. Washington Post, "AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week," 10 June 2018 Merchants in other bazaars have also gone on strike, as have some teachers. The Economist, "Iran braces for economic war with America," 17 May 2018 The case echoed with the menacing and the surreal, a 21st century parable of a digital bazaar run from the glow of a laptop. Jeffrey Fleishman, latimes.com, "Bitcoin promises filmmakers and writers tales of get-rich fever and cyber intrigue," 9 Feb. 2018 For centuries, Iran's bazaar has been the beating heart of both its economic and political life. Jon Gambrell, Fox News, "Unease, anger in Tehran's Grand Bazaar, Iran's beating heart," 13 Sep. 2018 This weekend, members of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors are gathering in hotels nearby, and the Ship’s Hatch has become a cathartic bazaar for these Gold Star families. John Kelly, Washington Post, "In Crystal City, Va., Gold Star families remember the loved ones lost to war," 27 May 2018 Some of the panels are a little out there, such as a drive to imprint the Golden Rule on Arizona license plates, but mostly the parliament resembles a colorful religious bazaar, with mandalas, shofars and whirling dervishes. Gordon Mehler, WSJ, "Common Ground for a Wiccan and a Rabbi?," 1 Nov. 2018 Eckhaus Latta brought us to Brooklyn, Anna Sui erected a grand bazaar, Telfar took over a helipad, and Calvin Klein turned its headquarters into a fearsome beach scene right out of Jaws—and that was just New York. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Rihanna, Celine, and That Versace Deal—The 10 Biggest Stories of the Spring 2019 Season," 5 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of bazaar

1612, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bazaar

Persian bāzār

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bazaar

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bazaar

: 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

noun
ba·​zaar | \ bə-ˈzär How to pronounce bazaar (audio) \

Kids Definition of bazaar

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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