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Definition of Market


  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  6. The privelege granted to a town of having a public market.
  7. To deal in a market; to buy or sell; to make bargains for provisions or goods.
  8. 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.
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Market Translations

market in Afrikaans is mark
market in Danish is torv
market in Dutch is marktplein, markt, bazaar, marktplaats
market in Finnish is markkinat
market in German is Markt
market in Latin is venalicium
market in Norwegian is torg
market in Portuguese is mercado
market in Spanish is mercado