Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, probably from Middle Flemish, from Vulgar Latin *marcātus; see market.]

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Latin Mars (stem Mart-).

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Ultimately from Latin mercatus; see market.

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