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
NEW BRITAIN - The New Britain Museum of American Art is hosting its next pop-up shopping bazaar on July 22.
Garrard is one of more than 1,200 professional and amateur performers in town at the Galt House Hotel sharing their favorite tricks at workshops, networking and shopping a magicians bazaar filled with magic playing cards, vanishing objects and more.
Urban Stiles at 453 Dauphin St. will hold their hip-hop bazaar from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event also doubles as a listening session for a new album by Mobile rapper Spank Lee.
In its 14th year, the annual bazaar is expanding its mission to highlight innovation and high fashion within folk art traditions, from flower-petal dyed scarves from India to Amazonian basketry with mesmerizing patterns and symmetry.
In the shadow of the Loop's skyscrapers, there once was an open-air bazaar with sights, sounds and smells that seemed magically transported across time and space from some Old World village.
During the '50s and '60s, the hospital held functions focused on healthy living and that included events including bazaars and baby contests.
Shelling has scarred the Italianate porticos of Tree Square, once beloved for its cedar, and destroyed the covered bazaar of Suq al-Jarid, once filled with tailors, jewelers, and leather-smiths.
In the past, local security services cracked down on illegal wildlife trafficking, even conducting shop-to-shop searches in Aswan’s downtown bazaar.
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Origin and Etymology of bazaar
First Known Use: 1612See Words from the same year
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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