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 fintech service is starting to gain traction in Singapore, its biggest market. Jonathan Burgos, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 For many people, in short, the latest round of $1,400 checks is long gone even as other pandemic stimulus is coming to an end — an issue that is on the minds of many Americans who continue to struggle with joblessness and a weak labor market. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 15 Sep. 2021 Meanwhile, the economy added only 235,000 jobs in August, raising concerns that the labor market is losing its summertime momentum. Washington Post, 14 Sep. 2021 Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.9% in August, according to new data out Tuesday, a historically low level and the latest sign of the state’s tightening labor market. Mike Rogoway | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 14 Sep. 2021 Concern over losing workers in a very tight labor market was one of the factors that kept some employers from mandating vaccines for their staff. Chris Isidore, CNN, 14 Sep. 2021 Both inflationary pressures and the recovery in the labor market are likely to be key gauges that could influence their timing. Caitlin Ostroff, WSJ, 14 Sep. 2021 The Basque sector has developed in its natural market, Spain. John Hopewell, Variety, 13 Sep. 2021 Buy a new one or scour your local vintage market for a chandelier that speaks to you. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 8 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Rhodium, which sold for $1,000 an ounce six years ago, jumped to $27,000 in March and averaged $15,580 an ounce ($685 a gram) on the platinum group metals market this past month. Diane Bell Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Sep. 2021 Together, the two firms plan to help companies market their businesses online, manage customer relationships and access capital. Diksha Madhok, CNN, 14 Sep. 2021 Real estate copywriter Tom Gil recognized the need for businesses to partner with trustworthy and efficient copywriters and climbed the ladder to success by helping companies market their brands. Ellevate, Forbes, 2 Sep. 2021 In an email, representatives of Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb, which co-market the drug, said data compiled in its trial came from more than 1,000 sites in 40 countries. John Fauber And Coulter Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2021 Two decades ago, a group of abbeys formed the International Trappist Association to protect the Trappist designation from commercial brewers using monastic images to market beers. James Marson, WSJ, 10 Mar. 2021 Cipla will market the rapid antigen test kits for Covid-19 that will be manufactured by Premier Medical Corp., the Indian drugmaker said. Bloomberg.com, 15 Dec. 2020 Though people might crave to parse or market the voice of a generation, Rooney is up to very old-fashioned things. New York Times, 1 Sep. 2021 And those groups have received at least $40 million from companies that manufacture or market the anticoagulants in the last three years. John Fauber And Coulter Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 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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“Market.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/market. Accessed 26 Sep. 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
: a store where foods and often household items are sold : supermarket
: 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 : sell

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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