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market

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noun, often attributive mar·ket \ˈmär-kət\

Simple Definition of market

  • : a place where products are bought and sold

  • : a store where foods and often household items are sold

  • : an area (such as a country or part of a country) where a product or service can be sold

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of market

  1. 1 a (1) :  a meeting together of people for the purpose of trade by private purchase and sale and usually not by auction (2) :  the people assembled at such a meeting b (1) :  a public place where a market is held; especially :  a place where provisions are sold at wholesale <a farmers' market> (2) :  a retail establishment usually of a specified kind <a fish market>

  2. 2 archaic :  the act or an instance of buying and selling

  3. 3 :  the rate or price offered for a commodity or security

  4. 4 a (1) :  a geographic area of demand for commodities or services (2) :  a specified category of potential buyers <the youth market> b :  the course of commercial activity by which the exchange of commodities is effected :  extent of demand <the market is dull> c (1) :  an opportunity for selling <a good market for used cars> (2) :  the available supply of or potential demand for specified goods or services <the labor market> d :  the area of economic activity in which buyers and sellers come together and the forces of supply and demand affect prices <producing goods for market rather than for consumption>

in the market

  1. :  in the position of being a potential buyer <in the market for a house>

on the market

  1. :  available for purchase; also :  up for sale <put their house on the market>

Examples of market in a sentence

  1. I stopped at the market on the way home for some juice.

  2. They are trying to develop foreign markets for American cotton.

  3. The company sells mainly to the Southern market.

  4. New markets are opening up all over the world.

  5. Advertisers are trying to appeal to the youth market.

  6. targeting a more mature market

  7. a reference work for the educational market



Origin and Etymology of market

Middle English, probably from Continental Germanic; akin to Old Saxon markat marketplace, Old High German marcāt, both ultimately from Latin mercatus trade, marketplace, from mercari to trade, from merc-, merx merchandise


First Known Use: 12th century


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market

verb mar·ket

Simple Definition of market

  • : to do things that cause people to know about and want to buy (something)

  • : to offer (something) for sale in a market

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of market

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to expose for sale in a market

  3. 2 :  sell

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to deal in a market

Examples of market in a sentence

  1. The company has spent millions marketing the latest version of its software.

  2. These products are being aggressively marketed to teenagers through television ads.

  3. He markets his wares at craft shows.



15th Century

First Known Use of market

15th century



MARKET Defined for Kids

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market

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noun mar·ket \ˈmär-kət\

Definition of market for Students

  1. 1 :  a public place where people gather to buy and sell things

  2. 2 :  a store where foods are sold to the public <a meat market>

  3. 3 :  a region in which something can be sold <markets for American cotton>

  4. 4 :  an opportunity for selling something <There's no market for snowplows in Florida.>




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market

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verb mar·ket

Definition of market for Students

marketed

marketing

  1. :  to sell or promote the sale of <The shop markets local vegetables.>




Law Dictionary

market

noun mar·ket

Legal Definition of market

  1. 1 :  the rate or price at which a security or commodity is currently selling :  market price

  2. 2a :  a geographical area of demand for commodities or services <seeking new foreign markets> b :  a formal organized system enabling the transaction of business between buyers and sellers of commodities <a futures market> — see also stock market c :  a specified category of potential buyers <the youth market>

  3. 3a :  the course of commercial activity by which the exchange of commodities is accomplished <the market is quiet> b :  an opportunity for selling <developing new markets> c :  the available supply of or potential demand for specified goods or services <the labor market> <the market for durable goods> d :  the area of economic activity in which buyers and sellers come together and the forces of supply and demand affect prices





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