Definition of Market

1. Noun. The world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold. "They were driven from the marketplace"

2. Verb. Engage in the commercial promotion, sale, or distribution of. "The company is marketing its new line of beauty products"
Category relationships: Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Generic synonyms: Merchandise, Trade
Specialized synonyms: Offer
Derivative terms: Marketable, Marketable, Marketer

3. Noun. The customers for a particular product or service. "Before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it"
Generic synonyms: Class, Social Class, Socio-economic Class, Stratum
Specialized synonyms: Black Market

4. Verb. Buy household supplies. "We go marketing every Saturday"
Category relationships: Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Generic synonyms: Shop

5. Noun. A marketplace where groceries are sold. "The grocery store included a meat market"
Exact synonyms: Food Market, Grocery, Grocery Store
Specialized synonyms: Greengrocery, Supermarket
Generic synonyms: Market Place, Marketplace, Mart
Terms within: Shelf

6. Verb. Deal in a market.
Category relationships: Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Generic synonyms: Deal, Sell, Trade
Derivative terms: Marketing, Marketing

7. Noun. The securities markets in the aggregate. "The market always frustrates the small investor"

8. Verb. Make commercial. "Some Amish people have commercialized their way of life"

9. Noun. An area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up.

Definition of Market

1. n. A meeting together of people, at a stated time and place, for the purpose of traffic (as in cattle, provisions, wares, etc.) by private purchase and sale, and not by auction; as, a market is held in the town every week.

2. v. i. To deal in a market; to buy or sell; to make bargains for provisions or goods.

3. v. t. To expose for sale in a market; to traffic in; to sell in a market, and in an extended sense, to sell in any manner; as, most of the farmes have marketed their crops.

Definition of Market

1. Noun. City square or other fairly spacious site where traders set up stalls and buyers browse the merchandise. ¹

2. Noun. An organised, often periodic, trading event at such site ¹

3. Noun. A group of potential customers for one's product. ¹

4. Noun. A geographical area where a certain commercial demand exist ¹

5. Noun. A formally organized, sometimes monopolistic, system of trading in specified goods or effects ¹

6. Noun. The sum total traded in a process of individuals trading for certain commodities. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To make (products or services) available for sale and promote them. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To sell ¹

9. Adjective. Relating to a (commercial) market. ¹

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Definition of Market

1. to offer for sale [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Market

1. 1. A meeting together of people, at a stated time and place, for the purpose of traffic (as in cattle, provisions, wares, etc) by private purchase and sale, and not by auction; as, a market is held in the town every week. "He is wit's peddler; and retails his wares At wakes, and wassails, meetings, markets, fairs." (Shak) "Three women and a goose make a market." (Old Saying) 2. A public place (as an open space in a town) or a large building, where a market is held; a market place or market house; especially, a place where provisions are sold. "There is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool." (John v. 2) 3. An opportunity for selling anything; demand, as shown by price offered or obtainable; a town, region, or country, where the demand exists; as, to find a market for one's wares; there is no market for woolen cloths in that region; India is a market for English goods. "There is a third thing to be considered: how a market can be created for produce, or how production can be limited to the capacities of the market." (J. S. Mill) 4. Exchange, or purchase and sale; traffic; as, a dull market; a slow market. 5. The price for which a thing is sold in a market; market price. Hence: Value; worth. "What is a man if his chief good and market of his time Be but to sleep and feed ?" (Shak) 6. The privelege granted to a town of having a public market. Market is often used adjectively, or in forming compounds of obvious meaning; as, market basket, market day, market folk, market house, marketman, market place, market price, market rate, market wagon, market woman, and the like. Market beater, a swaggering bully; a noisy braggart. Market bell, a bell rung to give notice that buying and selling in a market may begin. Market cross, a cross set up where a market is held. Market garden, a garden in which vegetables are raised for market. Market gardening, the raising of vegetables for market. Market place, an open square or place in a town where markets or public sales are held. Market town, a town that has the privilege of a stated public market. Origin: Akin to D. Markt, OHG. Markat, merkat, G. Markt; all fr.L. Mercatus trade, market place, fr. Mercari, p. P. Mercatus, to trade, traffic, merx, mercis, ware, merchandise, prob. Akin to merere to deserve, gain, acquire: cf. F. Marche. See Merit, and cf. Merchant, Mart. To deal in a market; to buy or sell; to make bargains for provisions or goods. Origin: Marketed; Marketing. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Market

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marker enzyme
marker gene
marker locus
marker pen
marker pens
marker trait
market (current term)
market analysis
market analyst
market anarchy
market basket
market bell
market capitalisation
market capitalization
market capitalizations
market cross

Literary usage of Market

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. St. Lucia by Don Philpott (2005)
"THE market After browsing the shops, visit the new EC$8.7 million indoor fruit and vegetable market on Peynier Street looking out over the harbour. ..."

2. OECD Economic Surveys by OECD Staff (2004)
"Electricity price formation after market liberalisation The wholesale market 1. ... market determined, based on supply and demand in the spot market segment ..."

3. The Law Reports by James Redfoord Bulwer (1872)
"'204 of the present Act, the only distinction is that there the tolls were leviable in respect of provisions brought into the market, here they are in ..."

4. Energy Policies of IEA Countries: 2005 Review by International Energy Agency (2005)
"ENERGY market REFORM Electricity market reform has advanced at a slow but ... During the past year, since the last Compendium, electricity market reform has ..."

5. Publications by Oxford Historical Society, Bostonian Society (1889)
"96 a) As concerning the first rise of the market of Oxon and when it began, ... What therfore I shall speake of it before I come to the market it self, ..."

6. The History of the Grain Trade in France, 1400-1710 by Abbott Payson Usher (1913)
"The simple forms of market were adequate as long as economic interests were ... New factors in valuation were introduced, to which the local market could ..."

7. Energy Policies of IEA Countries by International Energy Agency (2003)
"There are a number of competitors in the retail market. While OMV is clearly the largest player for the import and refining of oil and oil products, ..."

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