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Meaning of MARKET

Pronunciation:  'mârkit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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. [n]  a marketplace where groceries are sold; "the grocery store included a meat market"
  3. [n]  the securities markets in the aggregate; "the market always frustrates the small investor"
  4. [n]  the customers for a particular product or service; "before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it"
  5. [v]  make commercial; "Some Amish people have commercialized their way of life"
  6. [v]  engage in the commercial promotion, sale, or distribution of; "The company is marketing its new line of beauty products"
  7. [v]  deal in a market

MARKET is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: commercialise, commercialize, food market, grocery, grocery store, marketplace, securities industry
 See Also: activity, alter, bear market, black market, black market, bull market, business, business enterprise, buyer's market, change, class, commercial enterprise, deal, greengrocery, industry, labor market, marketplace, mart, merchandise, money market, monopoly, monopsony, nondepository financial institution, offer, oligopoly, securities market, sell, seller's market, shelf, social class, socio-economic class, stock exchange, stock market, supermarket, trade



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mar"ket\, n. [Akin to D. markt, OHG. mark[=a]t,
    merk[=a]t, 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['e]. See {Merit}, and cf. {Merchant},
    1. 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.
             He is wit's peddler; and retails his wares At wakes,
             and wassails, meetings, markets, fairs. --Shak.
             Three women and a goose make a market. --Old Saying.
    2. 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.
             There is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool.
                                                   --John v. 2.
    3. 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.
             There is a third thing to be considered: how a
             market can be created for produce, or how production
             can be limited to the capacities of the market. --J.
                                                   S. Mill.
    4. Exchange, or purchase and sale; traffic; as, a dull
       market; a slow market.
    5. The price for which a thing is sold in a market; market
       price. Hence: Value; worth.
             What is a man If his chief good and market of his
             time Be but to sleep and feed ?       --Shak.
    6. (Eng. Law) The privelege granted to a town of having a
       public market.
    Note: Market is often used adjectively, or in forming
          compounds of obvious meaning; as, market basket, market
          day, market folk, market house, marketman, market
          place, market price, market rate, market wagon, market
          woman, and the like.
    {Market beater}, a swaggering bully; a noisy braggart. [Obs.]
    {Market bell}, a bell rung to give notice that buying and
       selling in a market may begin. [Eng.] --Shak.
    {Market cross}, a cross set up where a market is held.
    {Market garden}, a garden in which vegetables are raised for
    {Market gardening}, the raising of vegetables for market.
    {Market place}, an open square or place in a town where
       markets or public sales are held.
    {Market town}, a town that has the privilege of a stated
       public market.
  2. \Mar"ket\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Marketed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Marketing}.]
    To deal in a market; to buy or sell; to make bargains for
    provisions or goods.
  3. \Mar"ket\, v. t.
    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.
          Industrious merchants meet, and market there The
          world's collected wealth.                --Southey.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in a market, represents some emotional of physical need that you are currently lacking in your life. You may be in need of nurturance and some fulfillment. Consider the specific items that you are shopping for. Alternatively, the market means frugality. Seeing an barren market in your dream means depression and gloominess. There is a void in your life.
Thesaurus Terms
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