mart

1
[mahrt]

noun

market; trading center; trade center.
a building, center, or exposition for the sale of goods by manufacturers and wholesalers to retail merchants.
Archaic. a fair.
Obsolete. bargain.

Nearby words

  1. marsupial mole,
  2. marsupial mouse,
  3. marsupialization,
  4. marsupium,
  5. marsyas,
  6. marta,
  7. martaban,
  8. martaban, gulf of,
  9. martagon,
  10. martagon lily

Origin of mart

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

mart

2
[mahrt]

noun Scot. and North England.

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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British Dictionary definitions for mart

mart

noun

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

mart

n.

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

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