Definition of hypermarket in English:


Line breaks: hyper|mar¦ket
Pronunciation: /ˈhʌɪpəmɑːkɪt


  • A very large self-service store with a wide range of goods and a large car park, typically situated outside a town.
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    • If they all close down because of competition from big hypermarkets five miles outside town, and you haven't got a car, what do you do?
    • The Shanghai-based retailer operates 2,706 outlets, including hypermarkets, supermarkets and convenience stores.
    • In addition to department stores and specialty chain stores, hypermarkets are proliferating in Taiwan.


1970s: translation of French hypermarché, from hyper- 'beyond, exceeding' + marché 'market'.

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