verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- marked man, a,
- marker trait,
- market abuse,
- market analysis,
- market basket,
- market boat,
- market economy
Origin of market
Examples from the Web for market
It may be fun and it may get them paid, until oversaturation ruins our sense for irony and destroys the market for it.
Paperback publishers distributed their titles in African-American neighborhoods because it expanded their market base.
Mr. Bachner found it by wandering through the market and identified a craftsmen here who works in a tiny booth.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He expected European capitalism to evolve spontaneously into a market socialism of worker-owned cooperatives.
As more people come online, the most basic tasks—such as going out to the market to sell produce—will become more efficient.
The pool will spring upon the market, right and left, selling thousands upon thousands of shares.The President|Alfred Henry Lewis
Uncle Daboll talked to the man next him about market prices, and the cider crop, and what a fine fruit year it was.Our Little French Cousin|Blanche McManus
Combination among producers to keep up prices is always possible in a market restricted by law.Principles of Political Economy|Arthur Latham Perry
True, I can no longer pull a cart to market, but I have a magnificent voice still.Beasts & Men|Jean de Bosschre
At last he felt sure that they must be opened to admit the country people coming in with supplies for the market.The Lion of the North|G.A. Henty
- 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
- to speculate on a stock exchange
- to act aggressively or unscrupulously in one's own commercial interests
verb -kets, -keting or -keted
Word Origin for market
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.
1630s, from market (n.). Related: Marketed; marketing.
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.