or mar·ket place

[ mahr-kit-pleys ]
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  1. an open area in a town where a market is held.

  2. the commercial world; the realm of business, trade, and economics.

  1. any sphere considered as a place where ideas, thoughts, artistic creations, etc., compete for recognition.

Origin of marketplace

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at market, place

Words Nearby marketplace Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use marketplace in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for marketplace


/ (ˈmɑːkɪtˌpleɪs) /

  1. a place where a public market is held

  2. any centre where ideas, opinions, etc, are exchanged

  1. the commercial world of buying and selling

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