What does Market mean?
Definitions for Market
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Market.
market, marketplace, market placenoun
the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold
"without competition there would be no market"; "they were driven from the marketplace"
the customers for a particular product or service
"before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it"
grocery store, grocery, food market, marketnoun
a marketplace where groceries are sold
"the grocery store included a meat market"
market, securities industrynoun
the securities markets in the aggregate
"the market always frustrates the small investor"
marketplace, market place, mart, marketverb
an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up
engage in the commercial promotion, sale, or distribution of
"The company is marketing its new line of beauty products"
buy household supplies
"We go marketing every Saturday"
deal in a market
commercialize, commercialise, marketverb
"Some Amish people have commercialized their way of life"
A specified group of potential buyers, or a region in which goods may be sold; a town, region, or country, where the demand exists; as, the under-30 market; the New Jersey market.
An opportunity for selling or buying anything; demand, as shown by price offered or obtainable; as, to find a market for one's wares; there is no market for woolen cloths in that region; India is a market for English goods; there are none for sale on the market; the best price on the market.
City square or other fairly spacious site where traders set up stalls and buyers browse the merchandise.
An organised, often periodic, trading event at such site
The privilege to hold a weekly market was invaluable for any feudal era burgh
A group of potential customers for one's product.
We believe that the market for the new widget is the older homeowner.
A geographical area where a certain commercial demand exist
Foreign markets were lost as our currency rose versus their valuta
A formally organized, sometimes monopolistic, system of trading in specified goods or effects
The stock market ceased to be monopolized by the paper-shuffling national stock exchanges with the advent of Internet markets
The sum total traded in a process of individuals trading for certain commodities.
To make (products or services) available for sale and promote them.
We plan to market an ecology model by next quarter.
We marketed more this quarter already then all last year!
Relating to a (commercial) market.
We waited to hear the latest market results.
Etymology: Recorded since circa 1154, "a meeting at a fixed time for buying and selling livestock and provisions". From markiet (marchié, modern marché), from mercatus, from mercor, itself derived from merx, from the Italic root, possibly stemming from Etruscan, referring to various aspects of economics.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: anciently written mercat, of mercatus, Lat.
It were good that the privilege of a market were given, the rather to enable them to their defence; for there is nothing doth sooner cause civility than many market towns, by reason the people repairing often thither will learn civil manners. Edmund Spenser, on Ireland.
Mistress, know yourself, down on your knees,
And thank heav’n, fasting, for a good man’s love:
For I must tell you friendly in your ear,
Sell when you can, you are not for all markets. William Shakespeare.
They counted our life a pastime, and our time here a market for gain. Wisd. xv. 12.
If one bushel of wheat and two bushels of barley will, in the market, be taken one for another, they are of equal worth. John Locke.
With another year’s continuance of the war, there will hardly be money left in this kingdom to turn the common markets, or pay rents. William Temple.
The precious weight
Of pepper and Sabæan incense take,
And with post-haste thy running market make,
Be sure to turn the penny. John Dryden, Persius.
’Twas then old soldiers, cover’d o’er with scars,
Thought all past services rewarded well,
If, to their share, at least two acres fell,
Their country’s frugal bounty; so of old
Was blood and life at a low market sold. John Dryden, Juv.
To deal at a market; to buy or sell; to make bargains.
a meeting together of people, at a stated time and place, for the purpose of traffic (as in cattle, provisions, wares, etc.) by private purchase and sale, and not by auction; as, a market is held in the town every week
a public place (as an open space in a town) or a large building, where a market is held; a market place or market house; esp., a place where provisions are sold
an opportunity for selling anything; demand, as shown by price offered or obtainable; a town, region, or country, where the demand exists; as, to find a market for one's wares; there is no market for woolen cloths in that region; India is a market for English goods
exchange, or purchase and sale; traffic; as, a dull market; a slow market
the price for which a thing is sold in a market; market price. Hence: Value; worth
the privelege granted to a town of having a public market
to deal in a market; to buy or sell; to make bargains for provisions or goods
to expose for sale in a market; to traffic in; to sell in a market, and in an extended sense, to sell in any manner; as, most of the farmes have marketed their crops
Etymology: [Akin to D. markt, OHG. markt, merkt, G. markt; all fr.L. mercatus trade, market place, fr. mercari, p. p. mercatus, to trade, traffic, merx, mercis, ware, merchandise, prob. akin to merere to deserve, gain, acquire: cf. F. march. See Merit, and cf. Merchant, Mart.]
A market is one of the many varieties of systems, institutions, procedures, social relations and infrastructures whereby parties engage in exchange. While parties may exchange goods and services by barter, most markets rely on sellers offering their goods or services in exchange for money from buyers. It can be said that a market is the process by which the prices of goods and services are established. For a market to be competitive, there must be more than a single buyer or seller. It has been suggested that two people may trade, but it takes at least three persons to have a market, so that there is competition in at least one of its two sides. However, competitive markets, as understood in formal economic theory, rely on much larger numbers of both buyers and sellers. A market with single seller and multiple buyers is a monopoly. A market with a single buyer and multiple sellers is a monopsony. These are the extremes of imperfect competition. Markets vary in form, scale, location, and types of participants, as well as the types of goods and services traded. Examples include: ⁕Physical retail markets, such as local farmers' markets, shopping centers, market restaurants, and shopping malls
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mär′ket, n. a public place for the purposes of buying and selling: the time for the market: sale: rate of sale: value.—v.i. to deal at a market: to buy and sell.—ns. Marketabil′ity, Mar′ketableness.—adj. Mar′ketable, fit for the market: saleable.—ns. Mar′ket-bell (Shak.), a bell to give notice of the time; Mar′ket-cross, a cross anciently set up where a market was held; Mar′ket-day, the fixed day on which a market is usually held; Mar′keter; Mar′ket-gar′den, a garden in which fruit and vegetables are grown for market; Mar′ket-gar′dener; Mar′ket-house, a building in which a market is held; Mar′keting, the act or practice of buying and selling in market; Mar′ket-place, the open space in a town where markets are held; Mar′ket-price, the price at which anything is sold in the market: the current price; Mar′ket-town, a town having the privilege of holding a public market. [Through the O. Fr. (Fr. marché, It. mercato), from L. mercatus, trade, a market—merx, merchandise.]
The customers for commodities, specific goods, product or service.
The market is a beautiful environment to purchase products.
Submitted by MaryC on February 19, 2020
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Market is ranked #33567 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Market surname appeared 679 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Market.
73.6% or 500 total occurrences were White.
22.2% or 151 total occurrences were Black.
2.5% or 17 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
0.7% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Market' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #288
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Market' in Written Corpus Frequency: #629
Rank popularity for the word 'Market' in Nouns Frequency: #62
Rank popularity for the word 'Market' in Verbs Frequency: #831
The numerical value of Market in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Market in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of Market in a Sentence
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen:
These developments if they prove persistent, could weigh on the outlook for economic activity and the labor market.
This might reduce the market participation of Deutsche Bank in fixed income and FX trading and create more room for other banks to grow in Asia.
Given how much they are part of the fed funds market, they are going to be pretty critical in helping the Fed.
Yesterday the market got somewhat excited by the editorial of the OPEC Bulletin, this was read by some market participants as making a first overture for a change of policy.
There is no risk to patients due to this manufacturing issue, existing supplies of InductOs in the market are safe for use.
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Translations for Market
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- база́рны, ры́начны, ры́нак, база́рBelarusian
- বাজার, মার্কেটBengali
- mercatCatalan, Valencian
- trh, tržnice, tržní, nabízet, uvést na trhCzech
- marked, handel, markeds-, markedsplads, torv, markedsføreDanish
- Markt, Markt-, vermarktenGerman
- παζάρι, αγορά, πωλώ, εμπορεύομαιGreek
- plaza, mercado, del mercado, comercializar, poner al mercadoSpanish
- مارکت, بازارPersian
- asiakaskunta, markkina, markkinat, markkinapaikka, markkina-alue, tori, pörssi, kauppatori, markkinoidaFinnish
- marché, du marché, commercialiserFrench
- merkWestern Frisian
- margadh, fèill, margaidScottish Gaelic
- שׁוּק, שוקHebrew
- बाज़ार, मार्केट, हाटHindi
- piac, vevőkör, vásárcsarnokHungarian
- շուկա, շուկայականArmenian
- del mercato, poner a mercatoInterlingua
- 市場, マーケットJapanese
- нарық, базарKazakh
- ಕೊಳ್ಳು, ಮಾರುಕಟ್ಟೆ, ಬಜಾರ್, ಪೇಟೆKannada
- 市場, 마켓, 시장Korean
- بازار, bazarKurdish
- mercātus, foroLatin
- MaartLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ຕະຫລາດ, ຕະຫຼາດLao
- turgus, turgavietė, prekyvietė, rinkaLithuanian
- tirgus, bazārsLatvian
- па́зар, трговија, пазарен, пазарMacedonian
- зах, зах зээлMongolian
- pasar, pekanMalay
- afzetmarkt, markt, marktplein, afzetgebied, beurs, markt-Dutch
- marked, markedsplass, markeds-, markedsføreNorwegian
- базарOssetian, Ossetic
- bazar, rynek, targ, targowiskoPolish
- mercado, feira, compra, [[de]] [[mercado]], marquetearPortuguese
- piață, târgRomanian
- ры́ночный, база́р, торго́вля, я́рмарка, торго, ры́нокRussian
- trgovac, пазар, trgovnica, тржница, trg, pazar, трг, tržnica, trgovinaSerbo-Croatian
- අළෙවිපළSinhala, Sinhalese
- சந்தை, சாற்றுTamil
- విపణి, బజారుTelugu
- çarşı, pazarTurkish
- بازارUyghur, Uighur
- ри́нок, база́рUkrainian
- بازار, مارکیٹUrdu
- chợ, thị trường, 市場Vietnamese
- maketik, maketönVolapük
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