Definition of supermarket noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsuːpəmɑːkɪt//
, BrE//ˈsjuːpəmɑːkɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsuːpərmɑːrkət//
(North American English also grocery store) Types of stores
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a large shop/store that sells food, drinks and goods used in the home. People choose what they want from the shelves and pay for it as they leave. An increasing amount of organic produce is to be found on supermarket shelves. More and more of us are doing all our shopping in supermarkets. See related entries: Types of stores
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: supermarket