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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A trading center; a market.
  • n. A place where goods are sold; a store.
  • n. Archaic A fair.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A market.
  • n. A bargain.
  • v. To buy or sell in, or as in a mart.
  • v. To traffic.
  • n. Mart — The god Mars.
  • n. Battle; contest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A market.
  • n. A bargain.
  • transitive v. To buy or sell in, or as in, a mart.
  • transitive v. To traffic.
  • n. The god Mars.
  • n. Battle; contest.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place of sale or traffic; seat of trade; market.
  • n. Trade; traffic; purchase and sale; market.
  • To traffic; deal.
  • To make market for; trade in; buy and sell; deal in or with.
  • n. Same as Mars, 1.
  • n. [capitalized] Martinmas.
  • n. A cow or ox fattened to be killed (usually about Martinmas) and salted or smoked for winter provision.
  • n. Same as marque
  • n. The marten.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up

Etymologies

Middle English, probably from Middle Flemish, from Vulgar Latin *marcātus; see market.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ultimately from Latin mercatus; see market. (Wiktionary)
Latin Mars (stem Mart-). (Wiktionary)

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