- The definition of a market is a place where you go to buy things or a demand for a particular item.
- An example of a market is a grocery store or a farmer's market where stands are set up and fruits and vegetables are sold.
- An example of a market is the demand for computers.
- To market is defined as to promote something for sale.
An example of market is when you create a commercial for a product you are trying to sell.
A woman shopping at a farmers market.
- a gathering of people for buying and selling things, esp. provisions or livestock
- the people gathered
- the time of such a gathering
- an open space or a building where goods are shown for sale, usually with stalls or booths for the various dealers
- a store or shop for the sale of provisions: a meat market
- a region in which goods can be bought and sold: the Asian market
- buying and selling; trade in goods, stocks, etc.: an active market
- trade in a specified commodity: the wheat market
- a place where such trade is carried on
- the group of people associated in such trade
- stock market
- opportunity to sell, or demand (for goods or services): a good market for new products
- opportunity to buy, or supply (of goods or services): reduced labor market
- market price
- market value
Origin of marketMiddle English ; from Norman French ; from Classical Latin mercatus, trade, marketplace, past participle of mercari, to trade ; from merx (gen. mercis), wares, merchandise ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European base an unverified form mer-, to seize
- to send or take to market
- to offer for sale
- to sell
- to deal in a market; buy or sell
- to buy provisions for the home
be in the market for
be on the market
put on the market
- a. A public gathering held for buying and selling goods or services: a weekly flower market.b. An open space or a building where goods or services are offered for sale by multiple sellers: bought the chair at the downtown antiques market.c. A store or shop that sells agricultural produce: bought vegetables from the corner market.
- a. A system of exchange in which prices are determined by the interaction of multiple, competing buyers and sellers: an electronic market for trading pollution credits.b. A similar system in which information or ideas are evaluated by multiple competing interests.
- a. The buyers and sellers for a particular good or service or within a particular region: recent college graduates entering the US labor market.b. The business transacted between such sellers and buyers: a slump in the housing market.c. The price of a particular good or service as determined by supply and demand: The gold market climbed for the fifth straight day.d. The demand for a particular commodity: a big market for denim; a growth market.
- A standing commitment to buy and sell a given security at stated prices: a brokerage that made a market in the company's stock.
- A subdivision of a population considered as consumers: targeting the teen market; a new product for the West Coast market.
- The market price: executed the sale at market.
verbmar·ket·ed, mar·ket·ing, mar·kets
- To offer for sale: merchants marketing their wares in the souk.
- To try to make (a product or service) appealing to particular groups of consumers; promote by marketing.
- To deal in a market; engage in buying or selling.
- To buy household supplies: We marketed for a special Sunday dinner.
Origin of marketMiddle English, from Old North French, from Vulgar Latin *marcātus, from Latin mercātus, from past participle of mercārī, to buy, from merx, merc-, merchandise.
- City square or other fairly spacious site where traders set up stalls and buyers browse the merchandise.
- An organised, often periodic, trading event at such site.
- The privilege to hold a weekly market was invaluable for any feudal era burgh.
- A group of potential customers for one's product.
- We believe that the market for the new widget is the older homeowner.
- A geographical area where a certain commercial demand exists.
- Foreign markets were lost as our currency rose versus their valuta.
- A formally organized, sometimes monopolistic, system of trading in specified goods or effects.
- The stock market ceased to be monopolized by the paper-shuffling national stock exchanges with the advent of Internet markets.
- The sum total traded in a process of individuals trading for certain commodities.
(third-person singular simple present markets, present participle marketing, simple past and past participle marketed)
From Middle English market, from Old English market (â€œmarketâ€) and Old Northern French markiet (Old French marchiÃ©, modern marchÃ©); both ultimately from Latin mercÄtus (â€œtrade, marketâ€), from mercor (â€œI trade, deal in, buyâ€), itself derived from merx (â€œwares, merchandiseâ€), from the Italic root *merk-, possibly stemming from Etruscan, referring to various aspects of economics. Cognate with Old Frisian merked (â€œmarketâ€), Old High German markat (â€œmarketâ€), Old Norse markaÃ°r (â€œmarketâ€).