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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Examples of bazaar in a Sentence

we wandered around the bazaar looking to buy gifts
Recent Examples on the Web About 150 people visit the community center during its weekly Filipino market and bazaar featuring various food and crafts vendors. Natalia E. Contreras, The Indianapolis Star, 15 July 2021 In addition to being only five minutes from the pyramid gates, there is also a pharmacy, supermarket, and a bazaar within a few steps of the studio. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 4 Sep. 2021 The Stafford Springs Congregational Church, located at 3 Main St., will hold a tag sale and bazaar on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the church lawn., 3 Sep. 2021 Meliá Chiang Mai is planning to open in November in northern Thailand offering guests urban convenience to the city’s famous night bazaar and all of downtown. Ramsey Qubein, Forbes, 29 Aug. 2021 Housed in a former Sack’n Save supermarket, the church is known for hosting community events, including a Christmas bazaar where former prison inmates could pick up gifts for their children. Paige Williams, The New Yorker, 17 Aug. 2021 In Mazar-i-Sharif, in northern Afghanistan, Aliya Kazimy, a 27-year-old university professor, said that women shopping alone in the city’s bazaar were turned away and told to return with male guardians. New York Times, 17 Aug. 2021 Souq Dukkan began as an artisan's bazaar in the trendy Karakoy neighborhood before recently relocating to Kanyon in Levent. Katie Nadworny, Travel + Leisure, 16 Aug. 2021 Amazon has emerged as the nation’s largest online retailer, in part by turning its store into an online bazaar where millions of third-party vendors sell their goods. Author: Todd C. Frankel, Jay Greene, Anchorage Daily News, 15 July 2021

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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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23 Sep 2021

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“Bazaar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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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


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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