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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 Private security guards were stationed on West Street for several days after the fire, but people continued loitering outside the fenced warehouse and a mini mart across the street. Rachel Swan,, "In Oakland’s Longfellow neighborhood, warehouse fire highlights problems," 2 Jan. 2020 Mayor Dan Lund said the mini-mart drew complaints from neighbors. Bob Shaw, Twin Cities, "Auto-mart entrepreneurs tangle with Newport over zoning issues," 14 Nov. 2019 His cell phone last pinged off a tower in Centralia, a nearly two-hour drive from that food mart, around 9:30 p.m. that night. NBC News, "Six years of Dateline's Missing in America: 134 still missing," 5 Dec. 2019 The mini-mart shares a five-acre lot with former Imperial Camper, which had operated in Newport for 45 years. Bob Shaw, Twin Cities, "Auto-mart entrepreneurs tangle with Newport over zoning issues," 14 Nov. 2019 The majority of the other outlets are gas stations and mini-marts. George Castle,, "Lincolnwood may get tattoo parlor, restrict vaping sales," 22 Oct. 2019 The last confirmed sighting of Jared was a few hours later at 11:45 a.m. on July 2, on security images at a local food mart. NBC News, "Six years of Dateline's Missing in America: 134 still missing," 5 Dec. 2019 Nearby, a horse auction was held biweekly at a large horse mart at Waverly and Park Avenue. John Freeman Gill, New York Times, "The Many Lives of a Carriage House," 25 Oct. 2019 The gunfire erupted around 8 p.m. near a food mart in the 3500 block of Chimira Lane as a group of men chatted outside the store, according to Houston Police Department Homicide Detective Eric Martinez. Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle, "Man shot, killed outside Sunnyside food mart," 21 Nov. 2019 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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The first known use of mart was in the 15th century

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8 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Mart.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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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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