- an open place or a covered building where buyers and sellers convene for the sale of goods; a marketplace: a farmers' market.
- a store for the sale of food: a meat market.
- a meeting of people for selling and buying.
- the assemblage of people at such a meeting.
- trade or traffic, especially as regards a particular commodity: the market in cotton.
- a body of persons carrying on extensive transactions in a specified commodity: the cotton market.
- the field of trade or business: the best shoes in the market.
- demand for a commodity: an unprecedented market for leather.
- a body of existing or potential buyers for specific goods or services: the health-food market.
- a region in which goods and services are bought, sold, or used: the foreign market; the New England market.
- current price or value: a rising market for shoes.
- stock market.
- to buy or sell in a market; deal.
- to buy food and provisions for the home.
- to carry or send to market for disposal: to market produce every week.
- to dispose of in a market; sell.
- at the market, at the prevailing price in the open market.
- in the market for, ready to buy; interested in buying: I'm in the market for a new car.
- on the market, for sale; available: Fresh asparagus will be on the market this week.
Origin of market
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Examples from the Web for marketed
The region is marketed for visitors as “Aryan Valley,” and many citizens have taken to tacking on “Aryan” to their last names.The Himalayas’ Hidden Aryans
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But with LSD, because it was countercultural, and because it was used as an experimental drug, it was not marketed properly.Frances McDormand on 'Olive Kitteridge,' Dropping LSD, and Her Beef With FX's 'Fargo'
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You read that right, this gun is specifically made and marketed to kids.9-Year Old With an Uzi? America Is Tougher on Toys Than Guns
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Too often, nowadays, jazz is marketed as though it were a kind of nutritional supplement.Jazz (The Music of Coffee and Donuts) Has Respect, But It Needs Love
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If a cable show is marketed to 25- to 54-year-olds, where Leno undeniably shines, he could really succeed there.Where Does Jay Leno Go Next?
April 3, 2013
Our cows must have feed, they must be milked, the milk must be marketed.Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail
This was the way they marketed their coal—by destroying their buffaloes.Checking the Waste
Mary Huston Gregory
The stones are marketed from Kimberley, but London dealers buy most of them.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
English wool was marketed there, and there English loans were floated.Beginnings of the American People
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"Not till after my grain is threshed and marketed," he replied.A Son of the Middle Border
- an event or occasion, usually held at regular intervals, at which people meet for the purpose of buying and selling merchandise
- (as modifier)market day
- a place, such as an open space in a town, at which a market is held
- a shop that sells a particular merchandisean antique market
- the market business or trade in a commodity as specifiedthe sugar market
- the trading or selling opportunities provided by a particular group of peoplethe foreign market
- demand for a particular product or commoditythere is no market for furs here
- See stock market
- See market price, market value
- at market at the current price
- be in the market for to wish to buy or acquire
- on the market available for purchase
- play the market
- to speculate on a stock exchange
- to act aggressively or unscrupulously in one's own commercial interests
- buyer's market a market characterized by excess supply and thus favourable to buyers
- seller's market a market characterized by excess demand and thus favourable to sellers
- (tr) to offer or produce for sale
- (intr) to buy or deal in a market
Word Origin and History for marketed
1630s, from market (n.). Related: Marketed; marketing.
early 12c., "a meeting at a fixed time for buying and selling livestock and provisions," from Old North French market "marketplace, trade, commerce" (Old French marchiet, Modern French marché), from Latin mercatus "trading, buying and selling, trade, market" (source of Italian mercato, Spanish mercado, Dutch markt, German Markt), from past participle of mercari "to trade, deal in, buy," from merx (genitive mercis) "wares, merchandise," from Italic root *merk-, possibly from Etruscan, referring to various aspects of economics. Meaning "public building or space where markets are held" first attested mid-13c. Sense of "sales, as controlled by supply and demand" is from 1680s. Market value (1690s) first attested in writings of John Locke. Market economy is from 1948; market research is from 1921.