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
The race to scale isn't always won by the companies that dominate the largest markets.DoorDash and Airbnb prove corporate giants can scale in small towns | Felix Salmon | November 20, 2020 | Axios
It was already on, but now the competition for the electric vehicle market of the future is really on.GM aims to take on Tesla with electric vehicle push | Ben Geman | November 20, 2020 | Axios
Mnuchin also requested a 90-day extension for a few of the programs that operate through the markets.Treasury Secretary Mnuchin cuts off several Federal Reserve emergency aid programs, sparking unusual rebuke from Fed | Rachel Siegel, Jeff Stein | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Signs in Vanderbilt Hall, its usual home, feature QR codes that will usher you inside the market.NYC for the holidays: The city’s classic traditions have been tweaked for the times | Andrea Sachs | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
“In a market where e-scooters are not allowed on sidewalks, and we see that a scooter user does that 20 times in a row, we can potentially ban the user from using our vehicles,” Hjelm said.E-scooters are getting computer vision to curb pedestrian collisions | Dalvin Brown | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
Like any good marketer, Silverman says he has sales figures proving his approach is working.
A gifted marketer, he sent samples of the hat to merchandisers all over the West, asking for a minimum order of a dozen.
It seems unlikely that a free-marketer like Gregory wants to “throw business out.”
As a marketer, I know that advertising sells more than the products or services in it.Our Photoshopping Disorder: The Truth in Advertising Bill Asks Congress to Regulate Deceptive Images | Erin Cunningham | April 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
These decisions have indicated that Wang, 28, is a savvy businessman and marketer.Can Alexander Wang Sell Street Style At Balenciaga? | Robin Givhan | November 30, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
We see one nation after another withdrawing itself as a market for manufactured products, and entering the lists as a marketer.The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society | Upton Sinclair
Three or four minutes of his time appropriated by you every time that you go to his shop will make you into a skilful marketer.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping | Elizabeth Hale Gilman
There was the itinerant marketer, with his overladen cart, and his white horse, very much winded.In the Footprints of the Padres | Charles Warren Stoddard
The marketer explains the price of his fruits by showing us a corresponding piece of silver.Petals Plucked from Sunny Climes | Sylvia Sunshine
He brings to market His moods, but the marketer never appears.Appearances | Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
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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