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.
The Harper’s bazar fashion-pages were not scorned in that dearth of reading, by the men about our fireside.
Tenting on the Plains Elizabeth B. Custer
Ora may possibly be represented by the modern bazar which is close by.
The Gates of India Thomas Holdich
Miss Booth, as the editor of Harper’s bazar, was the centre of a large circle of literary and musical people.
Concerning Cats Helen M. Winslow
Everything must be bought from the Arab bazar—after the Turks have taken what they want.
The Secrets of a Kuttite Edward O. Mousley
This is purchased in the bazar in packets, and is dissolved in water, to which a little oxalic acid has been added.
Castes and Tribes of Southern India Edgar Thurston
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
They are supplied with food by the people as they pass along in chains through the bazar.
The Mission to Siam, and Hu the Capital of Cochin China, in the Years 1821-2 George Finlayson
He sent into the bazar for Dana Da, who read the letter and laughed.
Soldiers Three Rudyard Kipling
Harper’s bazar mentions some of these speeches which have no excuse for being.
The Man Who Pleases and the Woman Who Charms John A. Cone
“It was the talk of the bazar,” said Dilasah, looking astonished.
Barclay of the Guides Herbert Strang
(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
alternative spelling of bazaar.
1580s, from Italian bazarra, ultimately from Persian bazar (Pahlavi vacar) “a market.”
noun an infinite number or very large exaggerated number Examples I have reminded him a bazillion times. Word Origin blend of billion and gazillion Usage Note slang Contemporary Examples Oh, and I am sure Ellen will be a little excited to keep her bazillion bucks that she pays in taxes too. You Can Forget My […]
René François Nicolas Marie [ruh-ney frahn-swa nee-kaw-lah ma-ree] /rəˈneɪ frɑ̃ˈswa ni kɔˈlɑ maˈri/ (Show IPA), 1853–1932, French novelist. Historical Examples We left our horses at the post, and found a guide to Bazin’s Inn, which lay beyond the walls. David Balfour, Second Part Robert Louis Stevenson It is safe to say that Bazin will never […]
William, 1912–63, U.S. painter.
bazongas n,v ballyhoo