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Webster 1913 Edition


Market

Mar′ket

,
Noun.
[Akin to D.
markt
, OHG.
markāt
,
merkāt
, 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.
marché
. See
Merit
, and cf.
Merchant
,
Mart
.]
1.
A meeting together of people, at a stated time and place, for the purpose of buying and selling (as cattle, provisions, wares, etc.) by private purchase and sale, and not by auction;
as, a
market
is held in the town every week; a farmers’
market
.
He is wit's peddler; and retails his wares
At wakes, and wassails, meetings,
markets
, fairs.
Shakespeare
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.
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?
Shakespeare
6.
(Eng. Law)
The privelege granted to a town of having a public market.
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.]
Chaucer.
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.
Shak.
Market garden
,
a garden in which vegetables are raised for market.
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.

Mar′ket

,
Verb.
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.

Mar′ket

,
Verb.
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Market

M`ARKET

,
Noun.
[L. mercatus, from mercor,to buy.]
1.
A public place in a city or town, where provisions or cattle are exposed to sale; an appointed place for selling and buying at private sale, a distinguished from an auction.
2.
A public building in which provisions are exposed to sale; a market-house.
3.
Sale; the exchange of provisions or goods for money; purchase or rate of purchase and sale. The seller says he comes to a bad market, when the buyer says he comes to a good market. We say, the markets are low or high; by which we understand the price or rate of purchase. We say that commodities find a quick or ready market; markets are dull. We are not able to find a market for our goods or provisions.
4.
Place of sale; as the British market; the American market.
5.
The privilege of keeping a public market.

M`ARKET

,
Verb.
I.
To deal in market; to buy or sell; to make bargains for provisions or goods.

Definition 2022


market

market

See also: märket

English

Noun

market (plural markets)

  1. City square or other fairly spacious site where traders set up stalls and buyers browse the merchandise.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, “Foreword”, in The China Governess:
      I understand that the district was considered a sort of sanctuary, the Chief was saying.  [] They tell me there was a recognized swag market down here.
    • 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.
  2. An organised, often periodic, trading event at such site.
    The privilege to hold a weekly market was invaluable for any feudal era burgh.
    • Definition used by famous economist of the Austrian school, Ludwig Von Mises, in his book Human Action.
      The market is a process, actuated by the interplay of the actions of the various individuals cooperating under the division of labor.
  3. Flea market
  4. A group of potential customers for one's product.
    We believe that the market for the new widget is the older homeowner.
    • John Stuart Mill (1608-1674)
      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.
  5. A geographical area where a certain commercial demand exists.
    Foreign markets were lost as our currency rose versus their valuta.
  6. 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.
  7. The sum total traded in a process of individuals trading for certain commodities.
  8. (obsolete) The price for which a thing is sold in a market; hence, value; worth.
    • William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
      What is a man / If his chief good and market of his time / Be but to sleep and feed?

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Verb

market (third-person singular simple present markets, present participle marketing, simple past and past participle marketed)

  1. (transitive) To make (products or services) available for sale and promote them.
    We plan to market an ecology model by next quarter.
  2. (transitive) To sell
    We marketed more this quarter already then all last year!
  3. (intransitive) To deal in a market; to buy or sell; to make bargains for provisions or goods.

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Finnish

Noun

market

  1. Alternative form of marketti

Declension

Inflection of market (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative market marketit
genitive marketin marketien
partitive marketia marketeja
illative marketiin marketeihin
singular plural
nominative market marketit
accusative nom. market marketit
gen. marketin
genitive marketin marketien
partitive marketia marketeja
inessive marketissa marketeissa
elative marketista marketeista
illative marketiin marketeihin
adessive marketilla marketeilla
ablative marketilta marketeilta
allative marketille marketeille
essive marketina marketeina
translative marketiksi marketeiksi
instructive marketein
abessive marketitta marketeitta
comitative marketeineen

Old French

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Etymology

See marchié.

Noun

market m (oblique plural markés, nominative singular markés, nominative plural market)

  1. (Old Northern French) market; venue where goods are bought and sold