- a marketplace or shopping quarter, especially one in the Middle East.
- a sale of miscellaneous contributed articles to benefit some charity, cause, organization, etc.
- a store in which many kinds of goods are offered for sale; department store.
Origin of bazaar
Synonyms for bazaar
Examples from the Web for bazar
Historical Examples of bazar
This bazar is all scents, oil, and gold braids for the hair.
Ora may possibly be represented by the modern Bazar which is close by.The Gates of India
We arrived at the town, and took up our quarters in the bazar.Confessions of a Thug
Philip Meadows Taylor
Everything must be bought from the Arab bazar—after the Turks have taken what they want.The Secrets of a Kuttite
Edward O. Mousley
So the days went by till the time came for the opening of the bazar.A Dear Little Girl's Summer Holidays
Amy E. Blanchard
- (esp in the Orient) a market area, esp a street of small stalls
- a sale in aid of charity, esp of miscellaneous secondhand or handmade articles
- a shop where a large variety of goods is sold
Word Origin for bazaar
alternative spelling of bazaar.
1580s, from Italian bazarra, ultimately from Persian bazar (Pahlavi vacar) "a market."