from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A market consisting of a street lined with shops and stalls, especially one in the Middle East.
- n. A shop or a part of a store in which miscellaneous articles are sold.
- n. A fair or sale at which miscellaneous articles are sold, often for charitable purposes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A marketplace, particularly in the Middle East, and often covered with shops and stalls.
- n. A shop selling articles that are either exotic or eclectic.
- n. A fair or temporary market, often for charity.
- n. Common misspelling of bizarre.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. In the East, an exchange, marketplace, or assemblage of shops where goods are exposed for sale.
- n. A spacious hall or suite of rooms for the sale of goods, as at a fair.
- n. A fair for the sale of fancy wares, toys, etc., commonly for a charitable purpose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the East, an exchange, market-place, or place where goods are exposed for sale, consisting either of small shops or stalls in a narrow street or series of streets, or of a certain section in a town under one roof and divided by narrower passageways, in which all or most of the merchants and artisans in a certain material or metal, or any single class of goods, are gathered both for manufacture and traffic.
- n. A sale of miscellaneous articles in furtherance of some charitable or other purpose; a fancy fair. The articles there sold are mostly of fancy work, and contributed gratuitously.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a street of small shops (especially in Orient)
- n. a shop where a variety of goods are sold
- n. a sale of miscellany; often for charity
Near the bazaar is the post-office, a complete sinecure, as, except on the two days a week when the post comes and goes for Massowah, Jedda, or
Seven months on, the Baghdad political bazaar is still open.
Slap, say, a $5 (or $10 -- the bazaar is open) tax on every imported barrel.
Doing a PHD in social networking (and stints at Yahoo) would make Danah forecast 'social network fatigue', but her dystopian Desperate Housewives meets their always-on kids in the gootube bazaar is so funny it must be true - Class will be split into private mean girls cliques and interspersed with child star bonaduces, security guard gary coleman playing net nanny, and Marcia Cross tubd spankn vignettes.
Update: An American BoingBoing reader who's a military man in Afghanistan (requesting anonymity) writes, Every other week here in Kabul, a bazaar is held on our base where local products are sold.
Slap, say, a $5 (or $10 -- the bazaar is open) tax ...
The carpet bazaar is of considerable extent, and consists of a network of alleys and counter-alleys opening off to the right of the Muski, which is the Regent Street of Cairo.
The bazaar is in the centre of the island, and consists of about a dozen shops kept up by Greeks, and about twenty other small ones by Arabs, from Jedda, and Egyptians.
The principal bazaar is a very long street, decently clean, covered over, and all lined with small shops.
'There's better than a toy-shop -- a wonderful sort of place they call a bazaar,' Rough replied.