What does market mean?

Definitions for marketˈmɑr kɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word market.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. market, marketplace, market place(noun)

    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"

  2. market(noun)

    the customers for a particular product or service

    "before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it"

  3. grocery store, grocery, food market, market(noun)

    a marketplace where groceries are sold

    "the grocery store included a meat market"

  4. market, securities industry(noun)

    the securities markets in the aggregate

    "the market always frustrates the small investor"

  5. marketplace, market place, mart, market(verb)

    an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up

  6. market(verb)

    engage in the commercial promotion, sale, or distribution of

    "The company is marketing its new line of beauty products"

  7. market(verb)

    buy household supplies

    "We go marketing every Saturday"

  8. market(verb)

    deal in a market

  9. commercialize, commercialise, market(verb)

    make commercial

    "Some Amish people have commercialized their way of life"

GCIDE

  1. Market(n.)

    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.

  2. Market(n.)

    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.

  3. Origin: [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.]

Wiktionary

  1. market(Noun)

    City square or other fairly spacious site where traders set up stalls and buyers browse the merchandise.

  2. market(Noun)

    An organised, often periodic, trading event at such site

    The privilege to hold a weekly market was invaluable for any feudal era burgh

  3. market(Noun)

    A group of potential customers for one's product.

    We believe that the market for the new widget is the older homeowner.

  4. market(Noun)

    A geographical area where a certain commercial demand exist

    Foreign markets were lost as our currency rose versus their valuta

  5. market(Noun)

    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

  6. market(Noun)

    The sum total traded in a process of individuals trading for certain commodities.

  7. market(Verb)

    To make (products or services) available for sale and promote them.

    We plan to market an ecology model by next quarter.

  8. market(Verb)

    To sell

    We marketed more this quarter already then all last year!

  9. market(Adjective)

    Relating to a (commercial) market.

    We waited to hear the latest market results.

  10. Origin: 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Market(noun)

    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

  2. Market(noun)

    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

  3. Market(noun)

    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

  4. Market(noun)

    exchange, or purchase and sale; traffic; as, a dull market; a slow market

  5. Market(noun)

    the price for which a thing is sold in a market; market price. Hence: Value; worth

  6. Market(noun)

    the privelege granted to a town of having a public market

  7. Market(verb)

    to deal in a market; to buy or sell; to make bargains for provisions or goods

  8. Market(verb)

    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

  9. Origin: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Market

    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

  1. Market

    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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'market' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #288

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'market' in Written Corpus Frequency: #629

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'market' in Nouns Frequency: #62

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'market' in Verbs Frequency: #831

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of market in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of market in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lyndon Rive:

    That's a real market.

  2. Chief Executive Peter Coleman:

    It's a buyer's market.

  3. Peter Papageorge:

    It's a small market now.

  4. Steve Belisle:

    The market still has legs.

  5. Tim Trump:

    They are very above-market.

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