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Definition of Market

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.

Market Quotations

Agriculture is not crop production as popular belief holds - it's the production of food and fiber from the world's land and waters. Without agriculture it is not possible to have a city, stock market, banks, university, church or army. Agriculture is the foundation of civilization and any stable economy.
Allan Savory

I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.
Warren Buffett

Since the 1960s, mainstream media has searched out and co-opted the most authentic things it could find in youth culture, whether that was psychedelic culture, anti-war culture, blue jeans culture. Eventually heavy metal culture, rap culture, electronica - they'll look for it and then market it back to kids at the mall.
Douglas Rushkoff

The financial crisis of 2008 was not caused by investment banks betting against the housing market in 2007. It was caused by the fact that too few investors - including all of the big investment banks - bet too heavily on the housing market in the years before 2007.
James Surowiecki

One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute.
William Feather
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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
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