1 of 2


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


2 of 2


marted; marting; marts

transitive verb

: to deal in : sell

Examples of mart in a Sentence

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Day 1 — Indoor amusement and a mind-bending shopping mart Our odyssey begins at Area15, a sprawling, technicolor playground that's part interactive art installation, part high-tech amusement park. Laura Parker, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 Some shopping carts are designed for big grocery hauls while some are perfect for toting just a few items from the convenience mart or liquor store down the street. Barbara Bellesi Zito, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Feb. 2024 Autumn vendor mart being held at East Dundee Depot A free autumn vendor mart will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at The Depot, 319 N. River St., East Dundee. Mike Danahey, Chicago Tribune, 12 Sep. 2023 Civil rights activists have held protests outside a mini mart in nearby Selma allegedly owned by one of the men charged. Rachel Hatzipanagos, Washington Post, 12 Aug. 2023 The board overseeing the medical mart, the Global Center for Health, Motivation that is now gonna be part of the convention center says no. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 24 July 2023 The manager of the food mart keeps the fridge stocked with cold tallboys and the counter filled with rillos and scratch-off cards. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 Crow helped turn Dallas into a business destination with a group of huge wholesale display centers, including an apparel mart and a trade mart—where John F. Kennedy was heading in his motorcade to give a speech when he was assassinated in 1963. Christopher Helman, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2023 With high-end retailers like Ron Herman, Oliver Peoples, and Paige, there’s nothing country about this country mart anymore. Chelsee Lowe, Travel + Leisure, 18 June 2023
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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Word History



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

First Known Use


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1589, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mart was in the 15th century

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“Mart.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a trading place : market

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