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Definition of "market" []

  • A public gathering held for buying and selling merchandise. (noun)
  • A place where goods are offered for sale. (noun)
  • A store or shop that sells a particular type of merchandise: a vegetable market. (noun)
  • The business of buying and selling a specified commodity: the soybean market. (noun)
  • A market price. (noun)
  • An event or occasion, usually held at regular intervals, at which people meet for the purpose of buying and selling merchandise (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A place, such as an open space in a town, at which a market is held (noun)
  • A shop that sells a particular merchandise (noun)
  • The trading or selling opportunities provided by a particular group of people (noun)
  • Demand for a particular product or commodity (noun)
  • To offer or produce for sale (verb)
  • To buy or deal in a market (verb)

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Use "market" in a sentence
  • "Someone gave me a little rice once, and I travelled two days to a market and traded it for some soap, and then travelled to another ­market and traded the soap for some beans."
  • "Propalms plans to generate over $1 Million in revenue through the global sales of its new VPN 3.5, which will help the Company gain significant market share in the $5.8 Billion virtual applications +market."
  • ""I wanted £320,000 but was persuaded by the agent to market at a more attractive price to drive significant amounts of interest," says Paul Patton, whose three-bedroom home in Chorlton, Manchester, has just gone on the market­ for £295,000."