• (British) IPA: /ˈmɑːkɪt/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈmɑɹkɪt/

market (plural markets)

  1. A gathering of people for the purchase and sale of merchandise at a set time, often periodic.
    The privilege to hold a weekly market was invaluable for any feudal era burgh.
    • 1949, Ludwig Von Mises, Human Action
      The market is a process, actuated by the interplay of the actions of the various individuals cooperating under the division of labor.
  2. City square or other fairly spacious site where traders set up stalls and buyers browse the merchandise.
  3. A grocery store
    Stop by the market on your way home and pick up some milk
  4. A group of potential customers for one's product.
    We believe that the market for the new widget is the older homeowner.
    • There is a third thing to be considered: how a market can be created for produce, or how production can be limited to the capacities of the market.
  5. A geographical area where a certain commercial demand exists.
    Foreign markets were lost as our currency rose versus their valuta.
  6. 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.
  7. The sum total traded in a process of individuals trading for certain commodities.
  8. (obsolete) The price for which a thing is sold in a market; hence, value; worth.
    • c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene iv]:
      What is a man / If his chief good and market of his time / Be but to sleep and feed?
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  • French: marché
  • Russian: ры́нок
Translations Translations
  • French: du marché
  • German: Markt-
  • Portuguese: de mercado
  • Russian: ры́ночный
  • Spanish: del mercado

market (markets, present participle marketing; past and past participle marketed)

  1. (transitive) To make (products or services) available for sale and promote them.
    We plan to market an ecology model by next quarter.
  2. (transitive) To sell
    ''We marketed more this quarter already than all last year!
  3. (intransitive) To deal in a market; to buy or sell; to make bargains for provisions or goods.
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