\ 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

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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

But those numbers aren’t splayed across billboards and shown in countless mini marts across America. Scott Mcfetridge, The Seattle Times, "Mega Millions, Powerball prizes come down to math, long odds," 23 Oct. 2018 Indonesia banned the sale of alcohol from tens of thousands of mini-marts and other small stores in 2015, however, high taxes on alcohol have spawned a black market for booze among the poor in the world’s most-populous Muslim nation. Fox News, "Nearly 80 dead from bootleg alcohol tainted with insect repellent, cough medicine," 10 Apr. 2018 More than an hour after gunfire rattled the mini-mart parking lot, a call came in for a second man who may have been shot. Hannah Leone,, "11 shot in Chicago Thursday through Friday, including 16-year-old boy," 29 June 2018 More: Report: Thorntons gas station and food mart chain is on the sale block In his closing argument, Butler pointed to portions of the teen’s police statement in which the youth said he wasn’t hurt or in pain. Matthew Glowicki, The Courier-Journal, "Jurors finds school resource officer in chokehold case not guilty," 31 May 2018 The shooting happened at a home in the 1100 block of Kentucky State Highway 177 near a food mart along U.S. 27, dispatchers say., "Two men injured after Friday night shooting in Pendleton County, police say," 14 July 2018 While that project will also include a new 115,000-square-foot flower mart, the wholesale vendors will have to relocate during the three-year construction period. J.k. Dineen, San Francisco Chronicle, "SF Flower Mart probably heading to temporary Potrero Hill location," 18 Apr. 2018 The first shooting on Wednesday happened about 9:40 p.m. A 17-year-old girl was shot in the nose while walking out of the M&A Food mart on Wade Park Boulevard. Adam Ferrise,, "5 more houses shot up in Cleveland's Hough neighborhood, 8 in 24 hours," 4 May 2018 In addition to the hundreds of crafters up and down East Drive, there will be a flower mart at the Greater Arbutus Business Association (GABA) office, which is located at 5407 East Drive. Cody Boteler,, "Arbutus Arts Festival to feature wine tasting, 200 crafters, live music and more," 15 May 2018

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, "Gorra de Jackie Robinson, subastada en 590,000 dólares," 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, "Club América coach Miguel Herrera accuses Toronto police of assaulting his players," 3 Apr. 2018 El martes 30 de enero a las 22h30, RMTV estrena #EnelCorazóndeLaDuodécima!, "VIDEO: New Documentary Gives Fascinating Insight into Zidane's Champions League Final Team Talk," 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, "Herberger’s calling local artisans to submit products for in-store shop," 2 Mar. 2017

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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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English Language Learners Definition of mart

chiefly US : a place where things are bought and sold


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Kids Definition of mart

: a trading place : market

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