common market


Definition of common market

: an economic association (as of nations) formed to remove trade barriers among its members

Examples of common market in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Under the terms, agreed among the EU’s 27 national diplomats dealing with Brexit, the U.K. will follow the EU’s rules and continue to trade freely in the bloc’s common market until the end of 2020. Valentina Pop, WSJ, "EU Agrees on Brexit Transition Terms but Ireland Issue Remains," 19 Mar. 2018 In the 1950s the Germans got the common market in exchange for the common agricultural policy. The Economist, "The growing strains between Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron," 24 May 2018 The talks the Trump administration called for to revamp the pact and its 24-year-old common market have been going on for months, with little signs of progress between the three sides of yet., "Trump-Loving Farmers Let Him Know That They Love Free Trade Too," 9 Jan. 2018 If Brexit goes through, Britain will not be a member of the common market or the customs union. William A. Galston, WSJ, "Brexit and the Disunited Kingdom," 25 July 2017 The reform -- one of India’s biggest since the economy opened to foreigners in 1991 -- was a win for Jaitley and promises to unite India’s 1.3 billion people into a massive common market. Dhwani Pandya,, "'No Need to Panic,' Says India's Jaitley as Firms Defer Spending," 24 Sep. 2017 Many Britons voted for Brexit because control over immigration and their laws mattered more to them than the pecuniary advantages of the European common market. Greg Ip, WSJ, "In Defense of the Dismal Science," 25 Aug. 2017 Without a thriving common market fueled by the free flow of labor, goods, and workers, production and trade will fall, leading to increased unemployment and rising social unrest. James Kirchick, Slate Magazine, "The Necessity of Memory," 11 Apr. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'common market.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of common market

1893, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about common market

Statistics for common market

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for common market

The first known use of common market was in 1893

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for common market

common market


English Language Learners Definition of common market

: a group of countries that allows free trade among its members

More from Merriam-Webster on common market

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with common market Encyclopedia article about common market

Comments on common market

What made you want to look up common market? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


not constant or steady

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!