Market Definition

marketed, marketing, markets
A standing commitment to buy and sell a given security at stated prices.
A brokerage that made a market in the company's stock.
American Heritage
A subdivision of a population considered as consumers.
Targeting the teen market; a new product for the West Coast market.
American Heritage
An open space or a building where goods are shown for sale, usually with stalls or booths for the various dealers.
Webster's New World
A region in which goods can be bought and sold.
The Asian market.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
marketed, marketing, markets
To send or take to market.
Webster's New World
To offer for sale.
Webster's New World
To try to make (a product or service) appealing to particular groups of consumers; promote by marketing.
American Heritage
To deal in a market; buy or sell.
Webster's New World
To buy provisions for the home.
Webster's New World
in the market
  • Interested in buying:

    We are in the market for a used car.

American Heritage
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.

American Heritage
be in the market for
  • to be seeking to buy or obtain
Webster's New World
be on the market
  • to be offered for sale
Webster's New World
put on the market
  • to offer for sale
Webster's New World

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Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Market

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

Origin of Market

  • 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

  • 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

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