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.
to buy or sell in a market; deal.
to buy food and provisions for the home.
to advertise (something) to a target audience or for a recommended use: The vacation homes are marketed to retirees and other seniors.This movie was marketed as a horror film, rather than a drama.
to carry or send to market for disposal: to market produce every week.
Idioms about market
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.
- mar·ket·er, noun
- mul·ti·mar·ket, adjective
- non·mar·ket, noun, adjective
- pre·mar·ket, verb
- re·mar·ket, verb (used with object)
- sub·mar·ket, noun
- un·der·mar·ket, verb (used with object)
- un·mar·ket·ed, adjective
- well-mar·ket·ed, adjective
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How to use market in a sentence
Bauer has never played professionally in a market such as Los Angeles before, never played in a clubhouse as established and accomplished as that of the Dodgers.Trevor Bauer, unorthodox star with an unorthodox deal, gets an unorthodox Dodgers intro | Chelsea Janes | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
The brand’s soft voice in the market was compounded by a siloed approach to marketing investment.Case study: Schneider Electric’s digital transformation through centralized search | Evan Kent and Kimberly Dutcher | February 11, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
When you buy frozen veggies at the market, make sure you can move the individual veggies around in the bag.Hints From Heloise: Grocery delivery has its pros and cons | Heloise Heloise | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Franchises are still trying out ways to market teams to their assigned cities.The OWL’s London Spitfire are hoping to go big by going home | Teddy Amenabar | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
In terms of consumer attitudes and behavior, there has never been a single force that has so significantly shaped the home improvement market.The interior design choices people regret the most in lockdown | Anne Quito | February 10, 2021 | Quartz
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.
Indeed, Lion Air, with 45 percent of the domestic Indonesian airline market, has swallowed the Fernandes formula whole.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501 | Clive Irving | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Expensive day care pushes women out of the labor market while men continue to work outside the home.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
When the days were fine, Jean in his basket assisted at the dramatic performance in the market-place.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
The declaration of war, or cessation thereof, used to be proclaimed in the market by the High Bailiff.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
His partner, Boulton, had a lot ready for the market, and sold 150 by the end of the year.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
It was, moreover, of a very poor colour and certainly not of the kind that would readily find a market.Asbestos | Robert H. Jones
Lovers our little Dorothy had by the score, though she was never seen but at church or at market.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
British Dictionary definitions for market
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 merchandise: an antique market
the market business or trade in a commodity as specified: the sugar market
the trading or selling opportunities provided by a particular group of people: the foreign market
demand for a particular product or commodity: there is no market for furs here
See stock market
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
- marketer, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with 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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