From Middle English market, from late Old English market (“market”) and Old Northern French markiet (Old French marchié); both ultimately from Latin mercātus (“trade, market”), from mercor (“I trade, deal in, buy”), itself derived from merx (“wares, merchandise”).
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmɑːkɪt/
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- (US) IPA(key): /ˈmɑɹkɪt/, /ˈmɑɹkət/
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- Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)kɪt, -ɑɹkət
- 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.
- 1848, John Stuart Mill, Principles of Political Economy: With Some of Their Applications to Social Philosophy. […], volume (please specify |volume=I or II), London: John W[illiam] Parker, […], OCLC 948263597:
- 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.
- 1980, InfoWorld (volume 2, number 20)
- As they were approaching bankruptcy from being knocked out of the calculator market, they began development on the first commercially available microcomputer, the Altair.
- 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: […] 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
- crab market
- currency market
- drug on the market
- emerging market
- factor market
- fair market value
- farmer's market
- financial market
- flea market
- free market
- global market
- home market
- housing market
- job market
- market basket
- market bell
- market bubble
- market capitalization
- market clearing
- market communism
- market correction
- market cycle
- market economy
- market failure
- market garden
- market index
- market jitters
- market letter
- 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)
- → Turkish: market
- → 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, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 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
market m inan
- market (grocery store)
- market in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
- market in Polish dictionaries at PWN