Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A building in which a market is held.

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  • noun obsolete A building in which a market takes place.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He must be easy in his robes of state, and a degree of elegance and dignity must accompany him even in the camp and the market-house.

    Introduction - Critical Apparatus

  • “Do you know the big stone house, with the square windows, near the market-house?”

    La Vend�e

  • Llan Rhyadr is a small place, having nothing remarkable in it save an ancient church and a strange little antique market-house, standing on pillars.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • But this happy circumstance, which so distinguished Alresford from all her neighbours, was brought to an end in the year —, when by a sudden and surprising fire the whole town, with both the church and the market-house, was reduced to a heap of rubbish; and, except a few poor huts at the remotest ends of the town, not a house left standing.

    From London to Land's End

  • The town is since that very handsomely rebuilt, and the neighbouring gentlemen contributed largely to the relief of the people, especially by sending in timber towards their building; also their market-house is handsomely built, but the church not yet, though we hear there is a fund raising likewise for that.

    From London to Land's End

  • The town is since that very handsomely rebuilt, and the neighbouring gentlemen contributed largely to the relief of the people, especially by sending in timber towards their building; also their market-house is handsomely built, but the church not yet, though we hear there is a fund raising likewise for that.

    From London to Land's End

  • But this happy circumstance, which so distinguished Alresford from all her neighbours, was brought to an end in the year —, when by a sudden and surprising fire the whole town, with both the church and the market-house, was reduced to a heap of rubbish; and, except a few poor huts at the remotest ends of the town, not a house left standing.

    From London to Land's End

  • The town is since that very handsomely rebuilt, and the neighbouring gentlemen contributed largely to the relief of the people, especially by sending in timber towards their building; also their market-house is handsomely built, but the church not yet, though we hear there is a fund raising likewise for that.

    From London to Land's End

  • But this happy circumstance, which so distinguished Alresford from all her neighbours, was brought to an end in the year —, when by a sudden and surprising fire the whole town, with both the church and the market-house, was reduced to a heap of rubbish; and, except a few poor huts at the remotest ends of the town, not a house left standing.

    From London to Land's End

  • Immediately below the domed market-house, once the Town Hall, is a statue of the town's most famous son, Sir Humphry Davy, born here in

    The Cornwall Coast

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