mart

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[mahrt]
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noun
  1. market; trading center; trade center.
  2. a building, center, or exposition for the sale of goods by manufacturers and wholesalers to retail merchants.
  3. Archaic. a fair.
  4. Obsolete. bargain.

Origin of mart

1
1400–50; late Middle English < Middle Dutch mar(c)t market

mart

2
[mahrt]
noun Scot. and North England.
  1. a cow or ox fattened for slaughter.

Origin of mart

2
1300–50; Middle English < Scots Gaelic; compare MIr mart ox or cow slaughtered for meat, carcass, hence a live ox or cow
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Related Words for mart

emporium, bazaar, shop, fair, exchange, mall, market, store

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British Dictionary definitions for mart

mart

noun
  1. a market or trading centre

Word Origin for mart

C15: from Middle Dutch mart market
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Word Origin and History for mart
n.

"market, gathering for buying and selling," mid-15c., from Middle Dutch markt, from Latin mercatus "trade" (see market).

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