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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Fun fact: Most of the shops at the bazaar decide their own timing. Sarvesh Talreja, National Geographic, "Cairo beyond the pyramids: The ultimate itinerary," 30 July 2019 There will be food, live entertainment, a Ukrainian bazaar, sports contests, a children’s corner, a raffle with a grand prize of $2,000 and more. Carol Kovach, cleveland.com, "‘Tee up’ some fun at Independence Home Days: Sun Postings," 29 July 2019 That’s what social media is: a sad, sprawling bazaar in which attention is exchanged and bartered. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "Among the Chimps," 28 July 2019 The cries of hungry children fill the bazaar, where merchants in flowing robes and headscarves hawk scarce, overpriced goods to desperate parents. Lorraine Ali, latimes.com, "From ‘Aladdin’ to Galaxy’s Edge, how Hollywood interprets Arab culture," 14 June 2019 In the craft bazaar tent, Katie Bramlage and her younger sister, Jenny Jackson, had a table set up for Bramlage's business, Make. Do. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "Mo Pop Festival brings eccentric artists, fashionistas together for two days of music," 29 July 2019 Retained: Spectacle For the pros who attend, Comic-Con has always been a fabulous bazaar, a place where art and commerce rub shoulders. Tribune News Service, cleveland.com, "50 years of San Diego Comic-Con: What we’ve gained and lost in five decades of pop culture celebrations (See latest photos)," 18 July 2019 Church families, led by benefactor Manuel Teixeira de Freitas, contributed to pay for the construction, often by attending fiestas and bazaars. Sal Pizarro, The Mercury News, "Five Wounds Church in San Jose turning 100 years old," 6 July 2019 AsiaFest Festival features an international bazaar, performances, arts and crafts, fusion cuisine and live demonstrations. Houston Chronicle, "Fun, family-friendly events in Houston for July 4th and beyond," 27 June 2019

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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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