market price


the price at which a commodity, security, or service is selling in the open market.

Origin of market price

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
Also called market value. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for market price

Historical Examples of market price

  • We offered ten shillings an acre for it, the then market-price.

  • The market-price has been made for me by the jobbers yesterday and today.

    The Market-Place

    Harold Frederic

  • At the same time the market-price of flour did not exceed $3 per hundred.

  • As for the market-price of book-learning or clerkly skill, it is not worth so much as naming.

    Side Lights

    James Runciman

  • A man of property, like me, is bound to consider the market-price.

    Our Mutual Friend

    Charles Dickens

British Dictionary definitions for market price

market price


the prevailing price, as determined by supply and demand, at which goods, services, etc, may be bought or sold
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