- the act of buying or selling in a market.
- the total of activities involved in the transfer of goods from the producer or seller to the consumer or buyer, including advertising, shipping, storing, and selling.
Origin of marketing
- 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.
- stock market.
- to buy or sell in a market; deal.
- to buy food and provisions for the home.
- to carry or send to market for disposal: to market produce every week.
- to dispose of in a market; sell.
- 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.
- on the market, for sale; available: Fresh asparagus will be on the market this week.
Origin of market
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Examples from the Web for marketing
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Former RSD instructor Nathan Kole says he saw firsthand how this “alpha male” marketing can damage students.The Secret World of Pickup Artist Julien Blanc
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For decades, toy production and marketing was increasingly gender neutral.Sexism Begins in the Toy Aisle
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Marketing data from the initial field test indicated that the game was being played virtually every minute the arcade was open.‘Asteroids’ & The Dawn of the Gamer Age
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He was never seen by Adams people except when he made his marketing expeditions.Quaint Courtships
And then this illness came on, just when the marketing of the piece was on the cards.The Mystery of Murray Davenport
Robert Neilson Stephens
Jimmy watched her marketing with a distinct sense of admiration.People of Position
Stanley Portal Hyatt
She now did her marketing herself, so that she might be cheated as little as possible, she said.The Fat and the Thin
Or have the fruits of your marketing a flavour denied to mine?The Memorabilia
- the provision of goods or services to meet customer or consumer needs
- 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 merchandisean antique market
- the market business or trade in a commodity as specifiedthe sugar market
- the trading or selling opportunities provided by a particular group of peoplethe foreign market
- demand for a particular product or commoditythere is no market for furs here
- See stock market
- See market price, market value
- 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
Word Origin and History for marketing
1560s, "buying and selling," verbal noun from market (v.). Meaning "produce bought at a market" is from 1701. The business sense, "process of moving goods from producer to consumer with emphasis on advertising and sales," is attested by 1897.
1630s, from market (n.). Related: Marketed; marketing.
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.