Market meaning

märkĭt
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.

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To deal in a market; buy or sell.
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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.

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The market price.

Executed the sale at market.

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A standing commitment to buy and sell a given security at stated prices.

A brokerage that made a market in the company's stock.

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A subdivision of a population considered as consumers.

Targeting the teen market; a new product for the West Coast market.

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To offer for sale.

Merchants marketing their wares in the souk.

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To try to make (a product or service) appealing to particular groups of consumers; promote by marketing.
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To deal in a market; engage in buying or selling.
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To buy household supplies.

We marketed for a special Sunday dinner.

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An open space or a building where goods are shown for sale, usually with stalls or booths for the various dealers.
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A store or shop for the sale of provisions.

A meat market.

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A region in which goods can be bought and sold.

The Asian market.

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Opportunity to buy, or supply (of goods or services)

Reduced labor market.

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To send or take to market.
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To sell.
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To buy provisions for the home.
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We believe that the market for the new widget is the older homeowner.

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A geographical area where a certain commercial demand exists.

Foreign markets were lost as our currency rose versus their valuta.

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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.

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The sum total traded in a process of individuals trading for certain commodities.
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To make (products or services) available for sale and promote them.

We plan to market an ecology model by next quarter.

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We marketed more this quarter already then all last year!

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(intransitive) To deal in a market; to buy or sell; to make bargains for provisions or goods.
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Opportunity to sell, or demand (for goods or services)

A good market for new products.

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To offer for sale.
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City square or other fairly spacious site where traders set up stalls and buyers browse the merchandise.
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An organised, often periodic, trading event at such site.

The privilege to hold a weekly market was invaluable for any feudal era burgh.

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in the market
  • Interested in buying:
    We are in the market for a used car.
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on the market
  • Available for buying:
    Many kinds of seasonal flowers are on the market.
  • Up for sale:
    They put the family business on the market.
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be in the market for
  • to be seeking to buy or obtain
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be on the market
  • to be offered for sale
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put on the market
  • to offer for sale
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

in the market
be in the market for
be on the market
put on the market

Origin of market

  • Middle English from Old North French from Vulgar Latin marcātus from Latin mercātus from past participle of mercārī to buy from merx merc- merchandise

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English market, from Old English market (“market") and Old Northern French markiet (Old French marchié, modern marché); both ultimately from Latin mercātus (“trade, market"), from mercor (“I trade, deal in, buy"), itself derived from merx (“wares, merchandise"), from the Italic root *merk-, possibly stemming from Etruscan, referring to various aspects of economics. Cognate with Old Frisian merked (“market"), Old High German markat (“market"), Old Norse markaðr (“market").

    From Wiktionary