Market

Definition of Market

Mar´ket
n.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.
- Shak.
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.
3.An opportunity for selling or buying anything; demand, as shown by price offered or obtainable; 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; there are none for sale on the market; the best price on the market.
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?
- Shak.
6.(Eng. Law) The privelege granted to a town of having a public market.
7.A specified group of potential buyers, or a region in which goods may be sold; a town, region, or country, where the demand exists; as, the under-30 market; the New Jersey market.
Market beater
a swaggering bully; a noisy braggart.
Market bell
a bell rung to give notice that buying and selling in a market may begin.
- Chaucer.
Market cross
a cross set up where a market is held.
- Shak.
Market garden
a garden in which vegetables are raised for market.
- Shak.
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.
v. i.1.To deal in a market; to buy or sell; to make bargains for provisions or goods.
[imp. & p. p. Marketed; p. pr. & vb. n. Marketing.]
v. t.1.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.

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