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Dictionary Definition

bazaar

Noun

1 a shop where a variety of goods are sold [syn: bazar]
2 a street of small shops (especially in Orient) [syn: bazar]
3 a sale of miscellany; often for charity; "the church bazaar" [syn: fair]

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Pronunciation

Pronunciation

  • SAMPA: /b@zAr/, IPA: /bǝ'zɑɹ/.
    Rhymes: -ɑː(r)

Etymology

Noun

  1. A marketplace, particularly in the Middle East, and often covered, with shops and stalls.
  2. A shop selling articles that are either exotic or eclectic.
  3. A fair or temporary market, often for charity.

Translations

marketplace

Extensive Definition

A bazaar (), () is a permanent merchandising area, marketplace, or street of shops where goods and services are exchanged or sold. The word derives from the Persian word bāzār, the etymology of which goes back to the Pahlavi word baha-char (بهاچار), meaning "the place of prices". Although the current meaning of the word is believed to have originated in Persia, its use has spread and now has been accepted into the vernacular in countries around the world.

See also

References

bazaar in Czech: Bazar
bazaar in German: Basar
bazaar in Spanish: Bazar
bazaar in Esperanto: Bazaro
bazaar in Persian: بازار
bazaar in French: Bazar
bazaar in Italian: Bazar
bazaar in Norwegian: Basar
bazaar in Polish: Bazar
bazaar in Portuguese: Bazar
bazaar in Russian: Базар
bazaar in Finnish: Basaari
bazaar in Swedish: Basar
bazaar in Thai: ตลาดนัด
bazaar in Tajik: Бозор
bazaar in Chinese: 巴剎

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

auto show, boat show, closing-out sale, commercial complex, distress sale, emporium, exposition, fair, flea fair, flea market, garage sale, going-out-of-business sale, inventory-clearance sale, market, market overt, marketplace, mart, open market, plaza, rialto, rummage sale, sale, shopping center, shopping mall, shopping plaza, show, staple, street market, tax sale, trade fair, white elephant sale
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