market

[ mahr-kit ]
/ ˈmɑr kɪt /

noun

verb (used without object)

to buy or sell in a market; deal.
to buy food and provisions for the home.

verb (used with object)

to carry or send to market for disposal: to market produce every week.
to dispose of in a market; sell.

Idioms

Origin of market

1100–1150; Middle English, late Old English < Vulgar Latin *marcātus, Latin mercātus trading, traffic, market

SYNONYMS FOR market

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British Dictionary definitions for in the market for

market

/ (ˈmɑːkɪt) /

noun

verb -kets, -keting or -keted

(tr) to offer or produce for sale
(intr) to buy or deal in a market

Derived Forms

marketer, noun

Word Origin for market

C12: from Latin mercātus; from mercāri to trade, from merx merchandise
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Idioms and Phrases with in the market for (1 of 2)

in the market for


Wanting to possess, eager to have, seeking. For example, The crowd was in the market for more entertainment, or I'm sure he's in the market for another fast car. [Early 1900s]

Idioms and Phrases with in the market for (2 of 2)

market


see corner the market; drug on the market; flea market; in the market for; on the market; play the market; price out of the market.

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