Definition of supermarket
1 : a self-service retail market selling especially foods and household merchandise
2 : something resembling a supermarket especially in the variety or volume of its goods or services
Recent Examples of supermarket from the Web
Coles and Woolworths Ltd. alone account for more than two thirds of the A$90 billion spent at Australian supermarkets in the past year, according to Roy Morgan Research.
At Southwest Signs, under the flight path of planes going to and from Midway Airport, expert painters carry on a tradition of handpainted advertising signs for Chicago area supermarkets, grocery stores and hot dog vendors.
Cultural taboos make for easy bullying, whether that means slipping pork chops into the halal section of the supermarket or rebranding lamb as a meat that brings all Australians together (aside from vegans, of course).
The Seattle company now sells just about anything, from groceries to small appliances, and has been blamed for taking business away from department stores, supermarkets and clothing retailers.
Open Grocery stores: Many major supermarkets will be open.
Supermarkets, government buildings and theaters are within walking distance, and beaches, marinas, shopping malls and Rafael Núñez International Airport are less than 10 minutes away by car.
In the book, Hannah is 11 months old when she is taken at the supermarket while the show’s version of the abduction happens hours after Hannah’s birth at the hospital.
The company is in the midst of a $1.3 billion deal to acquire supermarket chain Woolworths Ltd.
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First Known Use of supermarket
SUPERMARKET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of supermarket for English Language Learners
: a store where customers can buy a variety of foods and usually household items
SUPERMARKET Defined for Kids
Definition of supermarket for Students
: a store selling foods and household items
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