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ba·zaar

also ba·zar  (bə-zär′)
n.
1. A market consisting of a street lined with shops and stalls, especially one in the Middle East.
2. A shop or a part of a store in which miscellaneous articles are sold.
3. A fair or sale at which miscellaneous articles are sold, often for charitable purposes.

[Italian bazarro and Urdu bāzār, both from Persian bāzār; see wes- in Indo-European roots.]

bazaar

(bəˈzɑː) or

bazar

n
1. (Commerce) (esp in the Orient) a market area, esp a street of small stalls
2. (Commerce) a sale in aid of charity, esp of miscellaneous secondhand or handmade articles
3. (Commerce) a shop where a large variety of goods is sold
[C16: from Persian bāzār, from Old Persian abēcharish]

ba•zaar

(bəˈzɑr)

n.
1. a marketplace, esp. one in the Middle East.
2. a sale of miscellaneous articles to benefit some cause.
3. a store in which many kinds of goods are sold.
Sometimes, ba•zar′.
[1590–1600; earlier bazarro < Italian « Persian bāzār market]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bazaar - a shop where a variety of goods are soldbazaar - a shop where a variety of goods are sold
shop, store - a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
2.bazaar - a street of small shops (especially in Orient)bazaar - a street of small shops (especially in Orient)
market place, mart, marketplace, market - an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up
3.bazaar - a sale of miscellanybazaar - a sale of miscellany; often for charity; "the church bazaar"
cut-rate sale, sales event, sale - an occasion (usually brief) for buying at specially reduced prices; "they held a sale to reduce their inventory"; "I got some great bargains at their annual sale"
book fair, bookfair - bazaar at which books are sold or auctioned off in order to raise funds for a worthy cause
craft fair - a fair at which objects made by craftsmen are offered for sale

bazaar

noun
1. market, exchange, fair, marketplace, mart He was a vendor in Egypt's open-air bazaar.
Translations
سوقسوق أدوات يَدَوِيّه أو رَخيصَه)
bazarorientální trhtržiště
basarloppemarked
bazár
basarbasar, markaîur
mugėrytietiškas turgus
labdarības tirdziņštirgus
bazar

bazaar

[bəˈzɑːʳ] Nbazar m

bazaar

[bəˈzɑːr] n
(= market) → bazar m
(= event) → vente f de charité

bazaar

nBasar m

bazaar

[bəˈzɑːʳ] n (sale of work) → vendita di beneficenza; (Oriental market) → bazar m inv

bazaar

(bəˈzaː) noun
1. an Eastern market place.
2. a sale of goods of various kinds, especially home-made or second-hand.
References in classic literature ?
On one side of the street this splendid bazaar, with a multitude of perfumed and glossy salesmen, smirking, smiling, bowing, and measuring out the goods.
I walked about the streets where the best shops for ladies were, I haunted the Bazaar like an unquiet spirit, I fagged through the Park again and again, long after I was quite knocked up.
Trabb had taken unto himself the best table, and had got all the leaves up, and was holding a kind of black Bazaar, with the aid of a quantity of black pins.
There was a bazaar close by, and only three hours' work a day.
The world, to his sense, was a great bazaar, where one might stroll about and purchase handsome things; but he was no more conscious, individually, of social pressure than he admitted the existence of such a thing as an obligatory purchase.
Kadlu traded the rich, creamy, twisted narwhal horn and musk-ox teeth (these are just as valuable as pearls) to the Southern Inuit, and they, in turn, traded with the whalers and the missionary-posts of Exeter and Cumberland Sounds; and so the chain went on, till a kettle picked up by a ship's cook in the Bhendy Bazaar might end its days over a blubber-lamp somewhere on the cool side of the Arctic Circle.
A few minutes brought us to a large and busy bazaar, with the localities of which the stranger appeared well acquainted, and where his original demeanor again became apparent, as he forced his way to and fro, without aim, among the host of buyers and sellers.
Rich furs and strange iridescent mats from some Oriental bazaar were scattered upon the floor.
It was at a charity bazaar that Isabel and Clarence first met.
He tried to analyse the trick, to find a clue to it in the way the chairs and tables were grouped, in the fact that only two Jacqueminot roses (of which nobody ever bought less than a dozen) had been placed in the slender vase at his elbow, and in the vague pervading perfume that was not what one put on handkerchiefs, but rather like the scent of some far-off bazaar, a smell made up of Turkish coffee and ambergris and dried roses.
Seen moving about, far away in the dim, arched aisles of the Great Bazaar, they look as the shrouded dead must have looked when they walked forth from their graves amid the storms and thunders and earthquakes that burst upon Calvary that awful night of the Crucifixion.
But there were no dealers with voices of ingratiating affability inviting customers to enter; there were no hawkers, nor the usual motley crowd of female purchasers- but only soldiers, in uniforms and overcoats though without muskets, entering the Bazaar empty-handed and silently making their way out through its passages with bundles.