market

market [mär′kit]
n.
[ME < NormFr < L mercatus, trade, marketplace, pp. of mercari, to trade < merx (gen. mercis), wares, merchandise < ? IE base * mer-, to seize]
1.
a) a gathering of people for buying and selling things, esp. provisions or livestock
b) the people gathered
c) the time of such a gathering
2. an open space or a building where goods are shown for sale, usually with stalls or booths for the various dealers
3. a store or shop for the sale of provisions [a meat market]
4. a region in which goods can be bought and sold [the Asian market]
5.
a) buying and selling; trade in goods, stocks, etc. [an active market]
b) trade in a specified commodity [the wheat market]
c) a place where such trade is carried on
d) the group of people associated in such trade
6. short for STOCK MARKET
7. opportunity to sell, or demand (for goods or services) [a good market for new products]
8. opportunity to buy, or supply (of goods or services) [reduced labor market]
9.
a) MARKET PRICE
b) MARKET VALUE
vt.
1. to send or take to market
2. to offer for sale
3. to sell
vi.
1. to deal in a market; buy or sell
2. to buy provisions for the home
——————
be in the market for
to be seeking to buy
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be on the market
to be offered for sale
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put on the market
to offer for sale
marketeer [mär΄kə tir′]
n.
marketer
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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