\ ˈmärt How to pronounce mart (audio) \

Definition of mart

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 archaic : a coming together of people to buy and sell : fair entry 2 sense 1
2 obsolete : the activity of buying and selling also : bargain
3 : market


marted; marting; marts

Definition of mart (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to deal in : sell

Examples of mart in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Over the past several years, Accenture has invested in a single global SAP system based on SAP S/4HANA, SAP Business Warehouse, and SAP HANA as a data mart. Forbes, 24 June 2021 People raced out of a mart nearby with champagne bottles in hand. Joseph Hoyt, Dallas News, 5 Apr. 2021 Local restaurants also have morphed into makeshift food marts, selling everything from groceries to hand sanitizer. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 9 Apr. 2020 The person who answered the phone at the Moscow Nights food mart insisted, in a heavy accent, that no one there spoke English. oregonlive, 2 Apr. 2020 Officers arrived to the food mart around 6:48 p.m. to discover James suffering from a gunshot wound. al, 18 Feb. 2020 Desperate, Bebe — who hasn’t eaten in a week — attempts to buy formula at a mini-mart. Ariana Romero,, 18 Mar. 2020 Outside of brand-name grocery stores, Louisville's other marts also have seen a larger influx. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, 14 Mar. 2020 Mobile police have released the identity of the suspect for the homicide of a man at a gas station food mart on North Broad Street Monday evening. al, 18 Feb. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Rachel Robinson, quien tiene actualmente 95 años, estuvo el martes en Los Ángeles, para participar en la ceremonia del primer lanzamiento para el juego que puso en marcha la Serie Mundial entre los Dodgers de los Ángeles y los Astros de Houston. El Sentinel, 31 Oct. 2017 El atacante del Toronto FC, Jozy Altidore, anota ante el América de México en la primera mitad del juego de ida por las semifinales de la Liga de Campeones de CONCACAF el martes 3 de abril de 2018 en Toronto. Oliver Platt, Pro Soccer USA, 3 Apr. 2018 El martes 30 de enero a las 22h30, RMTV estrena #EnelCorazóndeLaDuodécima!, 2 Feb. 2018 YOUR CALENDARS The HAMMS Event, the dog-friendly, annual local makers mart in St. Paul, is back for another installment. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, 2 Mar. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of mart


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1589, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mart


Middle English, from Middle Dutch marct, mart, ultimately from L. mercatus market — more at market

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“Mart.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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: a trading place : market

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