- market [mär′kit]n.[ME < NormFr < L mercatus, trade, marketplace, pp. of mercari, to trade < merx (gen. mercis), wares, merchandise < ? IE base * merk̑-, to seize]1.a) a gathering of people for buying and selling things, esp. provisions or livestockb) the people gatheredc) the time of such a gathering2. an open space or a building where goods are shown for sale, usually with stalls or booths for the various dealers3. a store or shop for the sale of provisions [a meat market]4. a region in which goods can be bought and sold [the Asian market]5.a) buying and selling; trade in goods, stocks, etc. [an active market]b) trade in a specified commodity [the wheat market]c) a place where such trade is carried ond) the group of people associated in such trade6. short for STOCK MARKET7. opportunity to sell, or demand (for goods or services) [a good market for new products]8. opportunity to buy, or supply (of goods or services) [reduced labor market]9.a) MARKET PRICEb) MARKET VALUEvt.1. to send or take to market2. to offer for sale3. to sellvi.1. to deal in a market; buy or sell2. to buy provisions for the home——————be in the market forto be seeking to buy——————be on the marketto be offered for sale——————put on the marketto offer for salemarketeer [mär΄kə tir′]n.marketern.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.