What does supermarket mean?

Definitions for supermarket
ˈsu pərˌmɑr kɪtsu·per·mar·ket

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. supermarket(noun)

    a large self-service grocery store selling groceries and dairy products and household goods


  1. supermarket(Noun)

    A large self-service store that sells groceries and, usually, medications, household goods and/or clothing.

  2. supermarket(Noun)

    A chain of such stores.


  1. Supermarket

    A supermarket, a large form of the traditional grocery store, is a self-service shop offering a wide variety of food and household products, organized into aisles. It is larger in size and has a wider selection than a traditional grocery store, but is smaller and more limited in the range of merchandise than a hypermarket or big-box market. The supermarket typically comprises meat, fresh produce, dairy, and baked goods aisles, along with shelf space reserved for canned and packaged goods as well as for various non-food items such as kitchenware, household cleaners, pharmacy products and pet supplies. Some supermarkets also sell a variety of other household products that are consumed regularly, such as alcohol, medicine, and clothes, and some stores sell a much wider range of non-food products: DVDs, sporting equipment, board games, and seasonal items. The traditional supermarket occupies a large amount of floor space, usually on a single level. It is usually situated near a residential area in order to be convenient to consumers. The basic appeal is the availability of a broad selection of goods under a single roof, at relatively low prices. Other advantages include ease of parking and frequently the convenience of shopping hours that extend into the evening or even 24 hours a day. Supermarkets usually allocate large budgets to advertising, typically through newspapers. They also present elaborate in-shop displays of products. The shops are usually part of corporate chains that own or control other supermarkets located nearby—even transnationally—thus increasing opportunities for economies of scale.

Editors Contribution

  1. supermarket

    A type of retail shop that sells a variety of goods and products.

    The local supermarket was within walking distance and they sometimes ordered online home delivery when coming back from their holidays.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 23, 2015  

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'supermarket' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4758

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'supermarket' in Nouns Frequency: #2172

How to pronounce supermarket?

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How to say supermarket in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of supermarket in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of supermarket in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of supermarket in a Sentence

  1. Yannis Karypidis:

    It's a product for refined tastes ... it's not something you can find in a supermarket.

  2. Actor Harry Hamlin:

    Not a week goes by that people don't come up to me, and I'm serious about this, in the supermarket, anywhere, on the street, and they thank me for doing that movie.

  3. Adam Fein:

    The future of pharmacy is really about being a low cost buyer of generic drugs and capability to dispense specialty drugs and that is an area of challenge for several supermarket operators.

  4. Mohammed Said Amin:

    Now I can take the money and go buy wholesale from the supermarket, when it was the voucher, the prices were fixed and I would lose some of the value of the dollar.

  5. Justo Hernandez:

    I don't know how much more Hurricanes Harvey and Irma can bring in without actually impacting the economy of Puerto Rico, if I keep on flooding the place with food and water, when is it that the local neighbors are going to open their supermarket ?

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