market

noun, often attributive
mar·​ket | \ ˈmär-kət How to pronounce market (audio) \

Definition of market

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a(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 archaic : the act or an instance of buying and selling
3 : the rate or price offered for a commodity or security
4a(1) : a geographic area of demand for commodities or services sell in the southern market
(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
: in the position of being a potential buyer in the market for a house
on the market
: available for purchase also : up for sale put their house on the market

market

verb
marketed; marketing; markets

Definition of market (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to expose for sale in a market
2 : sell

intransitive verb

: to deal in a market

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Synonyms & Antonyms for market

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of market in a Sentence

Noun I stopped at the market on the way home for some juice. They are trying to develop foreign markets for American cotton. The company sells mainly to the Southern market. New markets are opening up all over the world. Advertisers are trying to appeal to the youth market. targeting a more mature market a reference work for the educational market Verb The company has spent millions marketing the latest version of its software. These products are being aggressively marketed to teenagers through television ads. He markets his wares at craft shows.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The units would be market rate, and vary from as small as 450-square-foot studios to 1,600- to 1,700-square-foot, three-bedroom units. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, 16 July 2021 Volkswagen has sold 3,300 ID.4s in its first three months on the market, according to Chinese autos website D1EV. Trefor Moss, WSJ, 16 July 2021 Part of that process will include determining if the land can be transferred at little to no cost or if it must be sold at market rate. Brooks Johnson, Star Tribune, 15 July 2021 That includes affordable housing options as well as market-rate housing and covers housing for the homeless, seniors, veterans and people with disabilities, county staff said. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 July 2021 Such is the case for Dieux Skincare, which was founded in 2018 and currently has just three products on the market: eye masks, hand sanitizer, and a serum. Beatrice Hazlehurst, Allure, 15 July 2021 Leann D’Ettore, president of the association, said more homes are on the market in part because of rising vaccination rates and because federal mortgage forbearance is scheduled to phase out in September. BostonGlobe.com, 15 July 2021 The home still appears to be on the market, according to the listing. Hannah Chubb, PEOPLE.com, 15 July 2021 There's another house that just came on the market. Rachel Layne, USA TODAY, 14 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Shares in Didi Global, which went public last week on the NYSE, is down 25% in pre-market this morning. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 6 July 2021 Bands that would not normally play that small room at the House of Blues might do multiple nights there now and market an evening as a special, intimate affair, because of the lack of real estate elsewhere. Samantha Hissong, Rolling Stone, 1 July 2021 The high-end jewelry trade is filled with designers who care about people and the planet, and market their jewels as reflections of their lofty ideals. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, 23 June 2021 The two sides of the business are complementary, Chief Executive Adam Foroughi said, because the data that AppLovin gleans from how users play its games yields insights that its enterprise customers can use to market their apps. Matt Grossman, WSJ, 15 Apr. 2021 Don’t forget to use your guests to market the podcast. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 12 Mar. 2021 In a sign of the times, Republic began to use Facebook’s rejection as a peg to market the novel. Washington Post, 4 Mar. 2021 Other change may be in store if Native American tribes decide to assert their water rights and develop or market them outside of their reservations. Erik Stokstad, Science | AAAS, 1 July 2021 An official definition may allow manufacturers to market to a target audience and encourage consumers and food processors to consider upcycled products. Danielle Bellmer, The Conversation, 22 June 2021

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First Known Use of market

Noun

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for market

Noun and Verb

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

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The first known use of market was in the 12th century

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19 Jul 2021

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“Market.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/market. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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market

noun

English Language Learners Definition of market

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a place where products are bought and sold
US : 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

market

verb

English Language Learners Definition of market (Entry 2 of 2)

: to do things that cause people to know about and want to buy (something)
: to offer (something) for sale in a market

market

noun
mar·​ket | \ ˈmär-kət How to pronounce market (audio) \

Kids Definition of market

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a public place where people gather to buy and sell things
2 : a store where foods are sold to the public a meat market
3 : a region in which something can be sold markets for American cotton
4 : an opportunity for selling something There's no market for snowplows in Florida.

market

verb
marketed; marketing

Kids Definition of market (Entry 2 of 2)

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

market

noun
mar·​ket

Legal Definition of market

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