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market place

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈmɑːrkɪtpleɪs/

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
mar•ket /ˈmɑrkɪt/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. a place where buyers and sellers meet for the sale of goods:We went to the market for vegetables.
  2. a store for selling food:Go to the market for milk.
  3. a meeting of people for buying and selling:a market day.
  4. Businesstrade in a particular product:the cotton market.
  5. Businessdemand for an item or a product:The health-food market is expanding.
  6. Businessa region in which goods and services are bought or used:the foreign market.
  7. Business[usually: the + ~] stock market.

  1. to buy provisions for the home:[no object]They were out marketing when their house was robbed.
  2. to offer in a market for sale;
    to sell:[+ object]Can they market their computers as being better than the competition?
  1. Idiomsin the market for, interested in buying:He's in the market for a good used car.
  2. Idiomson the market, for sale;
    available:How long has their house been on the market?

mar•ket•a•ble, adj. 
mar•ket•er, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
mar•ket  (märkit),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. an open place or a covered building where buyers and sellers convene for the sale of goods;
    a marketplace:a farmers' market.
  2. a store for the sale of food:a meat market.
  3. a meeting of people for selling and buying.
  4. the assemblage of people at such a meeting.
  5. Businesstrade or traffic, esp. as regards a particular commodity:the market in cotton.
  6. Businessa body of persons carrying on extensive transactions in a specified commodity:the cotton market.
  7. Businessthe field of trade or business:the best shoes in the market.
  8. Businessdemand for a commodity:an unprecedented market for leather.
  9. Businessa body of existing or potential buyers for specific goods or services:the health-food market.
  10. Businessa region in which goods and services are bought, sold, or used:the foreign market; the New England market.
  11. Businesscurrent price or value:a rising market for shoes.
  12. BusinessSee  stock market. 
  13. Businessat the market, at the prevailing price in the open market.
  14. Idioms, Businessin the market for, ready to buy;
    interested in buying:I'm in the market for a new car.
  15. Idioms, Businesson the market, for sale;
    available:Fresh asparagus will be on the market this week.

  1. to buy or sell in a market;
  2. to buy food and provisions for the home.

  1. to carry or send to market for disposal:to market produce every week.
  2. to dispose of in a market;
market•er, n. 
  • Vulgar Latin *marcātus, Latin mercātus trading, traffic, market
  • Middle English, late Old English 1100–1150
    • 19.See corresponding entry in Unabridged vend, merchandise, peddle.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
market /ˈmɑːkɪt/ n
  1. an event or occasion, usually held at regular intervals, at which people meet for the purpose of buying and selling merchandise
  2. (as modifier): market day
  3. a place, such as an open space in a town, at which a market is held
  4. a shop that sells a particular merchandise: an antique market
  5. the marketbusiness or trade in a commodity as specified: the sugar market
  6. the trading or selling opportunities provided by a particular group of people: the foreign market
  7. demand for a particular product or commodity
  8. See stock market
  9. See market price, market value
  10. be in the market forto wish to buy or acquire
  11. on the marketavailable for purchase
  12. buyer's marketa market characterized by excess supply and thus favourable to buyers
vb ( -kets, -keting, -keted)
  1. (transitive) to offer or produce for sale
  2. (intransitive) to buy or deal in a market
Etymology: 12th Century: from Latin mercātus; from mercāri to trade, from merx merchandise

ˈmarketer n
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