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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Market  \Mar"ket\,  n.  [Akin  to  D.  markt,  OHG.  mark[=a]t, 
  merk[=a]t,  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.  march['e].  See  {Merit},  and  cf  {Merchant}, 
  {Mart}.] 
  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. 
 
  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  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  Note:  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Market  \Mar"ket\,  v.  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Market  \Mar"ket\,  v.  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  market 
  n  1:  the  world  of  commercial  activity  where  goods  and  services 
  are  bought  and  sold;  "without  competition  there  would  be 
  no  market";  "they  were  driven  from  the  marketplace" 
  [syn:  {marketplace}] 
  2:  the  securities  markets  in  the  aggregate;  "the  market  always 
  frustates  the  small  investor"  [syn:  {securities  industry}] 
  3:  the  customers  for  a  particular  product  or  service;  "before 
  they  publish  any  book  they  try  to  determine  the  size  of 
  the  market  for  it" 
  4:  a  store  where  groceries  are  sold;  "the  grocery  store 
  included  a  meat  market"  [syn:  {grocery  store},  {grocery}] 
  v  1:  have  or  produce  for  sale 
  2:  deal  in  a  market 
  3:  make  commercial;  "Some  Amish  people  have  commercialized 
  their  way  of  life"  [syn:  {commercialize}] 




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