From Middle English market, from late Old English market (“market”) and Old Northern French markiet (Old French marchié, modern marché); both ultimately from Latin mercātus (“trade, market”), from mercor (“I trade, deal in, buy”), itself derived from merx (“wares, merchandise”), from the Italic root *merk-, possibly stemming from Etruscan, referring to various aspects of economics. Cognate with Old Frisian merkad, merked, marked, market (“market”), Middle Dutch market, marct (“market”), Old High German markat (“market”), Old Norse markaðr (“market”).
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmɑːkɪt/
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- (US) IPA(key): /ˈmɑɹkɪt/
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- Hyphenation: mar‧ket
market (plural markets)
- A gathering of people for the purchase and sale of merchandise at a set time, often periodic.
- The privilege to hold a weekly market was invaluable for any feudal era burgh.
- City square or other fairly spacious site where traders set up stalls and buyers browse the merchandise.
- 2013 July 26, Nick Miroff, “Mexico gets a taste for eating insects …”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 7, page 32:
- The San Juan market is Mexico City's most famous deli of exotic meats, where an adventurous shopper can hunt down hard-to-find critters such as ostrich, wild boar and crocodile. Only the city zoo offers greater species diversity.
- A grocery store
- Stop by the market on your way home and pick up some milk
- A group of potential customers for one's product.
- We believe that the market for the new widget is the older homeowner.
- (Can we date this quote by John Stuart Mill and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
- 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.
- A geographical area where a certain commercial demand exists.
- 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.
- 2014 March 15, “Turn it off”, in The Economist, volume 410, number 8878:
- If the takeover is approved, Comcast would control 20 of the top 25 cable markets, […]. Antitrust officials will need to consider Comcast’s status as a monopsony (a buyer with disproportionate power), when it comes to negotiations with programmers, whose channels it pays to carry.
- The sum total traded in a process of individuals trading for certain commodities.
- (obsolete) The price for which a thing is sold in a market; hence, value; worth.
- c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene iv]:
- What is a man / If his chief good and market of his time / Be but to sleep and feed?
- bear market
- black market
- bring one's own hide to market
- bull market
- commodity market
- common market
- Common Market
- currency market
- drug on the market
- emerging market
- factor market
- fair market value
- farmer's market
- financial market
- flea market
- free market
- housing market
- job market
- market basket
- market bell
- market bubble
- market capitalization
- market clearing
- market correction
- market cycle
- market economy
- market failure
- market garden
- market index
- market jitters
- market maker
- market microstructure
- market opening
- market order
- market overhang
- market portfolio
- market price
- market research
- market return
- market risk
- market sector
- market share
- market sweep
- market tone
- market value
- mini market
- money market
- on the market
- open market
- primary market
- product market
- secondary market
- stock market
- street market
- → Bengali: মার্কেট (markeṭ)
- → Hindi: मार्केट (mārkeṭ)
- → Japanese: マーケット (māketto)
- → Kannada: ಮಾರುಕಟ್ಟೆ (mārukaṭṭe)
- → Korean: 마켓 (maket)
- → Oriya: ମାର୍କେଟ୍ (markeṭ)
- → Persian: مارکت (mârket)
- → Urdu: مارکیٹ (markeṭ)
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.
- (transitive) To make (products or services) available for sale and promote them.
- We plan to market an ecology model by next quarter.
- (transitive) To sell
- We marketed more this quarter already than all last year!
- (intransitive) To deal in a market; to buy or sell; to make bargains for provisions or goods.
- market at OneLook Dictionary Search
- market in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
- market in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- Alternative form of
|Inflection of market (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)|
|Possessive forms of market (type risti)|
- (Old Northern French) market; venue where goods are bought and sold