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Definition of MARKET

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Market \Mar"ket\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Marketed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Marketing}.] To deal in a market; to buy or sell; to make bargains for provisions or goods. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Market \Mar"ket\, n. [Akin to D. markt, OHG. mark[=a]t, merk[=a]t, G. markt; all fr.L. mercatus trade, market place, fr. mercari, p. p. mercatus, to trade, traffic, merx, mercis, ware, merchandise, prob. akin to merere to deserve, gain, acquire: cf. F. march['e]. See {Merit}, and cf. {Merchant}, {Mart}.]
     1. A meeting together of people, at a stated time and place, for the purpose of buying and selling (as cattle, provisions, wares, etc.) by private purchase and sale, and not by auction; as, a market is held in the town every week; a farmers' market. [1913 Webster]

              He is wit's peddler; and retails his wares At wakes, and wassails, meetings, markets, fairs.
                                                    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Three women and a goose make a market. --Old Saying. [1913 Webster]

     2. A public place (as an open space in a town) or a large building, where a market is held; a market place or market house; esp., a place where provisions are sold. [1913 Webster]

              There is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool.
                                                    --John v. 2. [1913 Webster]

     3. An opportunity for selling or buying anything; demand, as shown by price offered or obtainable; as, to find a market for one's wares; there is no market for woolen cloths in that region; India is a market for English goods; there are none for sale on the market; the best price on the market. [1913 Webster +PJC]

              There is a third thing to be considered: how a market can be created for produce, or how production can be limited to the capacities of the market. --J. S. Mill. [1913 Webster]

     4. Exchange, or purchase and sale; traffic; as, a dull market; a slow market. [1913 Webster]

     5. The price for which a thing is sold in a market; market price. Hence: Value; worth. [1913 Webster]

              What is a man
              If his chief good and market of his time Be but to sleep and feed?             --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     6. (Eng. Law) The privelege granted to a town of having a public market. [1913 Webster]

     7. A specified group of potential buyers, or a region in which goods may be sold; a town, region, or country, where the demand exists; as, the under-30 market; the New Jersey market. [PJC]

     Note: Market is often used adjectively, or in forming compounds of obvious meaning; as, market basket, market day, market folk, market house, marketman, market place, market price, market rate, market wagon, market woman, and the like. [1913 Webster]

     {Market beater}, a swaggering bully; a noisy braggart. [Obs.]
        --Chaucer.

     {Market bell}, a bell rung to give notice that buying and selling in a market may begin. [Eng.] --Shak.

     {Market cross}, a cross set up where a market is held.
        --Shak.

     {Market garden}, a garden in which vegetables are raised for market.

     {Market gardening}, the raising of vegetables for market.

     {Market place}, an open square or place in a town where markets or public sales are held.

     {Market town}, a town that has the privilege of a stated public market. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Market \Mar"ket\, v. t.
     To expose for sale in a market; to traffic in; to sell in a market, and in an extended sense, to sell in any manner; as, most of the farmes have marketed their crops. [1913 Webster]

           Industrious merchants meet, and market there The world's collected wealth.            --Southey. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

144 Moby Thesaurus words for "market":
     Dow-Jones Industrial Average, Wall Street, agora, auto show, balance of trade, bazaar, be in, big business, bill of sale, boat show, browse, business, business dealings, buy and sell, call, campo, carriage trade, carry, clientage, clientele, close out, commerce, commercial affairs, commercial complex, commercial relations, competitive market, convert into cash, custom, cut under, deal in, dealing, dealings, demand, dump, effect a sale, emporium, exchange, exposition, fair, fair trade, flea fair, flea market, forum, free trade, furnish, give, go marketing, go shopping, handle, hawk, industry, intercourse, job, long market, make a sale, make available, market cross, market index, market overt, marketing, marketplace, mart, mass market, mercantile business, merchandise, merchandising, merchantry, move, multilateral trade, open market, outlet, patronage, peddle, piazza, place, plaza, public, purchasing public, reciprocal trade, resell, restraint of trade, retail, retailing, rialto, rural market, sacrifice, sale, sales, sell, sell off, sell on consignment, sell out, sell over, sell retail, sell short, sell up, sell wholesale, selling, shop, shopping center, shopping mall, shopping plaza, show, showroom, small business, spotty market, square, staple, steady market, stiff market, stock market, stock price index, store, street market, strong market, suburban market, supermarket, the business world, the market, the marketplace, ticker market, tie-in, top-heavy market, trade, trade fair, trade in, traffic, traffic in, truck, turn into money, turn over, turnover, undercut, undersell, unilateral trade, unload, unsteady market, vend, weak market, wholesale, wholesaling, wholesome, window-shop, youth market


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