from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A public gathering held for buying and selling merchandise.
- n. A place where goods are offered for sale.
- n. A store or shop that sells a particular type of merchandise: a vegetable market.
- n. The business of buying and selling a specified commodity: the soybean market.
- n. A market price.
- n. A geographic region considered as a place for sales: grain for the foreign market; the West Coast market.
- n. A subdivision of a population considered as buyers: cosmetics for the upscale market.
- n. The opportunity to buy or sell; extent of demand for merchandise: a big market for gourmet foods.
- n. An exchange for buying and selling stocks or commodities: securities sold on the New York market.
- n. The entire enterprise of buying and selling commodities and securities: The market has been slow recently.
- transitive v. To offer for sale.
- transitive v. To sell.
- intransitive v. To deal in a market.
- intransitive v. To buy household supplies: We marketed for a special Sunday dinner.
- idiom in the market Interested in buying: We are in the market for a used car.
- idiom on the market Available for buying: Many kinds of seasonal flowers are on the market.
- idiom on the market Up for sale: They put the family business on the market.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. City square or other fairly spacious site where traders set up stalls and buyers browse the merchandise.
- n. An organised, often periodic, trading event at such site
- n. A group of potential customers for one's product.
- n. A geographical area where a certain commercial demand exist
- n. A formally organized, sometimes monopolistic, system of trading in specified goods or effects
- n. The sum total traded in a process of individuals trading for certain commodities.
- v. To make (products or services) available for sale and promote them.
- v. To sell
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A meeting together of people, at a stated time and place, for the purpose of buying and selling (as cattle, provisions, wares, etc.) by private purchase and sale, and not by auction.
- n. 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; esp., a place where provisions are sold.
- n. An opportunity for selling or buying anything; demand, as shown by price offered or obtainable
- n. Exchange, or purchase and sale; traffic
- n. The price for which a thing is sold in a market; market price. Hence: Value; worth.
- n. The privelege granted to a town of having a public market.
- n. A specified group of potential buyers, or a region in which goods may be sold; a town, region, or country, where the demand exists.
- intransitive v. To deal in a market; to buy or sell; to make bargains for provisions or goods.
- transitive v. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An occasion on which goods are publicly exposed for sale and buyers assemble to purchase; the meeting together of people for selling and buying at private sale, as distinguished from an auction, where the sale is public.
- n. A public place or building where goods are exposed for sale; a market-place or market-house.
- n. The assemblage of people in a market: as, there was a large market to-day.
- n. A place of purchase and sale in general; a city, country, region, or locality where anything is or may be bought or sold: as, the home or foreign market (the country in which goods are produced, or that to which they are transported or from which they are brought); the American or British market; the London market.
- n. Traffic; trade; purchase or sale, or rate of purchase and sale; demand; hence, price; cost; worth; valuation: as, to make market; a ready market; a dull market; the market is low; there is no market for such goods.
- n. In English law: The franchise or liberty granted to or enjoyed by a municipality or other body to establish a place, usually in an open space, for the meeting of people to buy and sell under prescribed conditions.
- n. The assemblage of buyers and sellers on the day and within the hours appointed.
- To deal in a market; buy or sell; make bargains for provisions or goods.
- To carry to or sell in a market; make market or sale for; vend; sell: as, to market meat or vegetables; to market a crop.
- n. On the stock-exchange, one of the classes into which the business of the exchange is divided; a group of jobbers engaged in a particular kind of business.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a marketplace where groceries are sold
- n. the customers for a particular product or service
- v. make commercial
- v. engage in the commercial promotion, sale, or distribution of
- v. buy household supplies
- n. the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold
- v. deal in a market
- n. the securities markets in the aggregate
- n. an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up
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