bazaar

Definitions

  • Scenes in a Bazaar
    Scenes in a Bazaar
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bazaar a sale of miscellany; often for charity "the church bazaar"
    • n bazaar a shop where a variety of goods are sold
    • n bazaar a street of small shops (especially in Orient)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

THE GRAND BAZAAR IN CONSTANTINOPLE THE GRAND BAZAAR IN CONSTANTINOPLE
The Bazaar. American cotton-ship. 1832 The Bazaar. American cotton-ship. 1832

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bazaar A fair for the sale of fancy wares, toys, etc., commonly for a charitable purpose.
    • Bazaar A spacious hall or suite of rooms for the sale of goods, as at a fair.
    • Bazaar In the East, an exchange, marketplace, or assemblage of shops where goods are exposed for sale.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bazaar 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. These bazaar-streets are frequently shaded by a light material laid from roof to roof, and are sometimes arched over. Marts bearing the name of bazaars, for the sale of miscellaneous articles, chiefly fancy goods, are now to be found in most European and American cities; and the term has been extended to structures arranged as market-places for specific articles: as, a horse-bazaar.
    • n bazaar 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bazaar ba-zär′ an Eastern marketplace or exchange: a fancy fair in imitation of an Eastern bazaar.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Per. bāzar, market
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Pers. bāzār, a market.

Usage

In literature:

This upset the whole bazaar.
"Kari the Elephant" by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
She took bazaars for granted, as she did everything else.
"The Arbiter" by Lady F. E. E. Bell
Chatties of great size were procured from the bazaar and placed outside each ward.
"In Mesopotamia" by Martin Swayne
What more we require can be obtained in the Cairene bazaar.
"In the Mahdi's Grasp" by George Manville Fenn
The place, known as the bazaar, was a hive of stores, wretched cafes, and the like.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
When Lubin had said that he would not spend much Time money at Amusement bazaar, he had fully intended to keep his word.
"The Crown of Success" by Charlotte Maria Tucker
In the road, he passed a farmer returning from the bazaar, and the careless greeting of the man reassured him.
"The Secret Witness" by George Gibbs
The Fair, or "Bazaar of all Nations," as it was called, was really arranged on an elaborate scale.
"Patty's Summer Days" by Carolyn Wells
One day a stranger came through the bazaar and stopped to admire the beauty of the things Ali had for sale.
"Tales of Folk and Fairies" by Katharine Pyle
The bazaar of Kelat is very large, and well stocked with every kind of merchandize.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
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In poetry:

The Church of Saint Aloysius
Was not so very far;
She did a lot of knitting,
Knitting for the Church Bazaar.
"Miss Gee" by W H Auden
Through spacious streets, where running waters flow,
Sun-screened by fruit-trees and the broad-leaved palm,
Past the gay-decked bazaars,
Walk turbaned, dark-eyed men.
"Fog" by Emma Lazarus
Now Anne of Austria shared their drinks,
Collinga knew her fame,
From Tarnau in Galicia
To Juan Bazaar she came,
To eat the bread of infamy
And take the wage of shame.
"The Ballad of Fisher's Boarding-House" by Rudyard Kipling
The angels had looked long and far
The happy scene to parallel,
When through the sanctuary door
Were carried gifts from shop and store,
The treasures of the rich bazaar,
To give--but not to sell.
"Christmas At Church" by Hattie Howard
Mothers waddling in and out,
Making all things right - Picking up the slipped threads
In Grand street at night - Grand street like a great bazaar,
Crowded like a float,
Bulging like a crazy quilt
Stretched on a line.
"The Ghetto" by Lola Ridge
Small mirth was in the making—now
I lift the cloth that cloaks the clay,
And, wearied, at thy feet I lay
My wares, ere I go forth to sell.
The long bazaar will praise, but thou—
Heart of my heart—have I done well?
"A Dedication to Soldiers Three" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Pleasant View Good Samaritan held their annual bazaar Friday, Nov 9.
Craft Bazaar & Open House at the Plymouth Historical Museum.
The Plymouth Historical Museum will hold its annual juried Craft Bazaar and Open House Saturday, December 1, 10 am to 4 p.m.
St Mark's Church Christmas Bazaar .
Mark's will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar Dec 1, from 10 am to 2 pm, in the Parish Hall at 27 Main St, Southborough.
The Bazaar by José Andrés at the SLS Hotel.
The Bazaar by Jose Andres at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Vacaville's Cooper Elementary School hosting holiday bazaar , breakfast and Santa.
Cooper Elementary will hold a holiday bazaar and pancake breakfast Dec 8 at the school, 751 Christine Drive, Vacaville.
The Pownal Valley Fair Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Dec 1, from 10 am to 2 pm, at American Legion Post 90 on Route 7.
More than 100 booths filled buildings throughout the Thurston County Fairgrounds on Friday during the first day of the two-day annual Holiday Bazaar .
Christmas bazaar and flea market will be Dec 8 at Zanesville Veterans Complex.
Annual Christmas bazaar and flea market will be from 9 am to 3 pm Saturday, Dec 8 at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds Veterans Complex.
Carpet buying at Istanbul's Grand Bazaar .
Inside Istanbul's Grand Bazaar .
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In science:

Open source development, with its philosophy resembling a bazaar of different agendas and approaches, was thought at the beginning to be only good for small applications.
Automatic Deduction in Dynamic Geometry using Sage
Managing the bazaar: Commercialization and peripheral participation in mature, community-led F/OS software projects.
Introducing Automated Regression Testing in Open Source Projects
It has actually been designed to fulfill three features : embodying the MetaArchitecture for Networked-Robots, supporting Bazaar-Style Development Model, and no need of heavy weight middleware.
An Integrated Software-based Solution for Modular and Self-independent Networked Robot
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