Definition of supermarket in English:

supermarket

noun

  • A large self-service shop selling foods and household goods.

    • ‘It makes bread for restaurants, shops and supermarkets throughout Dublin.’
    • ‘Almost two thirds think farmers are not paid enough by supermarkets for the food they produce.’
    • ‘Sampling through December will be held at national shopping malls and supermarkets.’
    • ‘These figures represent sales in supermarkets, drug stores, and mass merchandisers.’
    • ‘For one thing, the company already distributes food products to its supermarkets.’
    • ‘It now supplies coffee and consumer goods by mail order, through shops, cafes and through concession stands in supermarkets.’
    • ‘The magazine found that visiting the local supermarket was quicker than shopping online.’
    • ‘Very little food at shops, supermarkets, and restaurants is local or sustainable.’
    • ‘Plastic also allowed larger bottles that could be sold cheaply in supermarkets.’
    • ‘Shopping malls and supermarkets are buzzing as consumer spending rebounds.’
    • ‘As an example, supermarkets often sell items such as bread and coffee at lower prices than independent stores are paying to buy them.’
    • ‘After the month is up, the product can go on to be sold in the main supermarket if it has been successful.’
    • ‘I believe a casual glance at the food shelves of our supermarkets tells its own story.’
    • ‘The retailer is expected to convert the ground floor into a supermarket and sell the upper floors to a developer.’
    • ‘Less than 15 percent of us understand how common these foods are in the supermarkets.’
    • ‘At that time, we sold mostly to Seattle supermarkets and a large national distributor.’
    • ‘Secondly, the company is simplifying its store formats to comprise just supermarkets and convenience stores.’
    • ‘In this novel, hippies pretend to live off the land even as they shop at supermarkets and eat at diners.’
    • ‘These folks shop at regular supermarkets yet are keenly sensitive to environmental issues.’
    • ‘He used to sell to supermarkets, but believes their purchasing methods have forced many local producers out of business.’
    store, retail store, outlet, retail outlet, reseller, cash and carry
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Pronunciation

supermarket

/ˈsuːpəmɑːkɪt/