Definition of "marketplace" []

  • An open area or square in a town where a public market or sale is set up. (noun)
  • The world of business and commerce. (noun)
  • A situation or place in which values, opinions, and ideas are put forward for debate or recognition: a marketplace for new ideas; the literary marketplace. (noun)
  • A place where a public market is held (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.

  • Any centre where ideas, opinions, etc, are exchanged (noun)
  • The commercial world of buying and selling (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "marketplace" in a sentence
  • "Don't burden taxpayers with unnecessary energy business risks: Continuing long-term subsidies for alternative energy supplies that are not sustainable in the marketplace is a misuse of valuable taxpayer funds."
  • "Another popular name in the marketplace is the Atlanta Thrashers 'Bobby Holik, a wide-bodied center with a reputation for being at his best in the postseason."
  • "Correcting that imbalance in the marketplace is the whole point of Bush 'proposal."