Definition of hypermarket in English:

hypermarket

noun

British
  • A very large self-service store with a wide range of goods and a large car park, typically situated outside a town.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The remainder is sold through western-style supermarkets, hypermarkets and privatised local stores called Gastronom or Producty.’
    • ‘It is here they need assistance if they are not to be crushed by the hypermarket and chain store.’
    • ‘There are an abundance of new stores, supermarkets and hypermarkets.’
    • ‘The outlets it now controls include five hypermarkets, 27 supermarkets, 389 convenience stores and eight drug stores.’
    • ‘Streams of people packed hypermarkets, supermarkets and convenience stores to stockpile household necessities.’
    • ‘It is less common to have free access in a store, although the growth of large hypermarkets and shopping malls is changing this custom.’
    • ‘But like any other nation in the western world, France has its share of unimaginative hotel chains, fast food stores and hypermarkets.’
    • ‘Speculation that the changes would pave the way for vast continental-style hypermarkets outside city centres was inaccurate.’
    • ‘Large hypermarkets and stores already offer POS terminals mainly because of two reasons.’
    • ‘It will have 140 retail outlets, a hypermarket and 12 cinema theatres, including the country's first 3D IMAX cinema, with 800 seats.’
    • ‘The hypermarket's car park lot will provide space for 70 cars.’
    • ‘We are pretty happy with how we are developing two of our main formats, the hypermarkets and the hard discount stores.’
    • ‘Calais, with a new array of quality hypermarkets and malls, has far more to offer than you first think.’
    • ‘By all means drive to the out-of-town hypermarket for your bulk shopping.’
    • ‘The produce and fish departments at Carrefour's Chinese hypermarkets resemble traditional outdoor markets.’
    • ‘But Tesco's market dominance doesn't stop at the supermarkets or the hypermarkets.’
    • ‘Some critics are not convinced that future shoppers will abandon malls and hypermarkets.’
    store, retail store, outlet, retail outlet, reseller, cash and carry

Origin

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

Pronunciation

hypermarket

/ˈhʌɪpəmɑːkɪt/