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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 Local restaurants also have morphed into makeshift food marts, selling everything from groceries to hand sanitizer. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Need toilet paper or eggs? You might be able to find these in-demand items at restaurants amid COVID-19," 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, "Some Oregon stores take advantage of coronavirus crisis to jack up prices on masks, toilet paper; attorney general on the case," 2 Apr. 2020 Officers arrived to the food mart around 6:48 p.m. to discover James suffering from a gunshot wound. al, "Police identify Midtown Mobile gas station murder suspect," 18 Feb. 2020 Desperate, Bebe — who hasn’t eaten in a week — attempts to buy formula at a mini-mart. Ariana Romero,, "Little Fires Everywhere Is Domestic Chaos, So Pay Attention To This Baby Drama," 18 Mar. 2020 Outside of brand-name grocery stores, Louisville's other marts also have seen a larger influx. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "'Worse than Black Friday': Louisville stores flooded by shoppers panicked over coronavirus," 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, "Police identify Midtown Mobile gas station murder suspect," 18 Feb. 2020 The Wawa family decided to switch course, and soon, a chain of tiny food marts was born. Popular Science, "The ‘chew chew cult’ is a Victorian diet fad that should really, really never come back," 29 Jan. 2020 He is accused of killing Eric Schade, 48, who had stopped to get a light for his cigarette at the mini-mart at Balboa and Genesee avenues around 3:40 a.m. April 16, 2015. Pauline Repard, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Jury deliberating whether man killed Clairemont minimart customer shot at police," 8 Oct. 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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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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