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



BrE BrE//ˈhaɪpəmɑːkɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪpərmɑːrkɪt//
(British English) Types of stores
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a very large shop located outside a town, that sells a wide range of goods The company opened a £15 million hypermarket at Stockton. See related entries: Types of stores Word Origin1970s: translation of French hypermarché, from hyper- ‘beyond, exceeding’ + marché ‘market’.