• (America) enPR: märt, IPA: /mɑɹt/

mart (plural marts)

  1. A market.
    • 1786 [1834], William Cowper, The Task Book 1 in Poems Fourth Edition, 271 ↗:
      0 In London.Where has commerce such a mart,
      So rich, so thronged, so drained, and so supplied,
      As London—opulent, enlarged, and still
      Increasing, London?
  2. (obsolete) A bargain.
    • 1616, William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, ii.2
      Now I play a merchant's part, and venture madly on a desperate mart.

mart (marts, present participle marting; past and past participle marted)

  1. (obsolete) To buy or sell in, or as in a mart.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Ivlivs Cæsar”, 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 iii]:
      To sell and mart your officer for gold / To undeservers.
  2. (obsolete) To traffic.

mart (plural marts)

  1. (obsolete) Battle; contest.
  2. (historic) Alternative form of marque#English|marque (letters of mart).

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