Market - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈmɑːrkɪt|  American pronunciation of the word market
Brit.  |ˈmɑːkɪt|  British pronunciation of the word market


- the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold(syn: marketplace)
- the customers for a particular product or service
- a marketplace where groceries are sold(syn: grocery)
- the securities markets in the aggregate
- an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up (syn: marketplace, mart)


- engage in the commercial promotion, sale, or distribution of
- buy household supplies
- deal in a market
- make commercial (syn: commercialise, commercialize)


I stopped at the market on the way home for some juice.

They are trying to develop foreign markets for American cotton.

The company sells mainly to the Southern market.

New markets are opening up all over the world.

Advertisers are trying to appeal to the youth market.

Targeting a more mature market

A reference work for the educational market

The company has spent millions marketing the latest version of its software.

These products are being aggressively marketed to teenagers through television ads.

He markets his wares at craft shows.

We're in the market for a new house.

There's no market for these goods.

The market is active.

The market is depressed.

I usually buy all my vegetables at the market.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: market
he/she/it: markets
present participle: marketing
past tense: marketed
past participle: marketed
singular: market
plural: markets
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