From Middle English market, from late Old English market (“market”) and Anglo-Norman markiet (Old French marchié); both ultimately from Latin mercātus (“trade, market”), from mercor (“I trade, deal in, buy”), itself derived from merx (“wares, merchandise”).
Cognate with Old Frisian merkad, merked, marked, market (“market”), Middle Dutch market, marct (“market”), Old High German markat (“market”), Old Norse markaðr (“market”).
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmɑːkɪt/
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- (US) IPA(key): /ˈmɑɹkɪt/, /ˈmɑɹkət/
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- Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)kɪt, -ɑɹkət
- Hyphenation: mar‧ket
market (plural markets)
- A gathering of people for the purchase and sale of merchandise at a set time, often periodic.
- The right to hold a weekly market was an invaluable privilege not given to all towns in the Middle Ages.
- 1949, Ludwig Von Mises, Human Action
- The market is a process, actuated by the interplay of the actions of the various individuals cooperating under the division of labor.
- City square or other fairly spacious site where traders set up stalls and buyers browse the merchandise.
- 1963, Margery Allingham, “Foreword”, in The China Governess:
- ‘I understand that the district was considered a sort of sanctuary,’ the Chief was saying. ‘ […] They tell me there was a recognized swag market down here.’
- 2013 July 26, Nick Miroff, “Mexico gets a taste for eating insects …”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 7, page 32:
- The San Juan market is Mexico City's most famous deli of exotic meats, where an adventurous shopper can hunt down hard-to-find critters such as ostrich, wild boar and crocodile. Only the city zoo offers greater species diversity.
- A grocery store
- Stop by the market on your way home and pick up some milk
- A group of potential customers for one's product.
- We believe that the market for the new widget is the older homeowner.
- 1848, John Stuart Mill, Principles of Political Economy: With Some of Their Applications to Social Philosophy. […], volume (please specify |volume=I or II), London: John W[illiam] Parker, […], →OCLC:
- 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.
- A geographical area where a certain commercial demand exists.
- Foreign markets were lost as our currency rose versus their valuta.
- A formally organized, sometimes monopolistic, system of trading in specified goods or effects.
- The stock market ceased to be monopolized by the paper-shuffling national stock exchanges with the advent of Internet markets.
- 1980, InfoWorld (volume 2, number 20)
- As they were approaching bankruptcy from being knocked out of the calculator market, they began development on the first commercially available microcomputer, the Altair.
- 2014 March 15, “Turn it off”, in The Economist, volume 410, number 8878:
- If the takeover is approved, Comcast would control 20 of the top 25 cable markets, […]. Antitrust officials will need to consider Comcast’s status as a monopsony (a buyer with disproportionate power), when it comes to negotiations with programmers, whose channels it pays to carry.
- The sum total traded in a process of individuals trading for certain commodities.
- (obsolete) The price for which a thing is sold in a market; hence, value; worth.
- c. 1599–1602 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act IV, scene iv]:
- What is a man / If his chief good and market of his time / Be but to sleep and feed?
- bear market
- black market
- bring one's own hide to market
- bull market
- commodity market
- Common Market
- common market
- crab market
- currency market
- drug on the market
- emerging market
- factor market
- fair market value
- farmer's market
- financial market
- flea market
- free market
- global market
- home market
- housing market
- job market
- market basket
- market bell
- market bubble
- market capitalization
- market clearing
- market communism
- market correction
- market cycle
- market economy
- market failure
- market garden
- market index
- market jitters
- market letter
- market maker
- market microstructure
- market opening
- market order
- market overhang
- market portfolio
- market price
- market research
- market return
- market risk
- market sector
- market share
- market sweep
- market tone
- market value
- mini market
- money market
- on the market
- open market
- primary market
- product market
- secondary market
- stock market
- street market
- → Bengali: মার্কেট (markeṭ)
- → Hindi: मार्केट (mārkeṭ)
- → Japanese: マーケット (māketto)
- → Kannada: ಮಾರುಕಟ್ಟೆ (mārukaṭṭe)
- → Korean: 마켓 (maket)
- → Oriya: ମାର୍କେଟ୍ (markeṭ)
- → Persian: مارکت (mârket)
- → Turkish: market
- → Urdu: مارکیٹ (markeṭ)
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market (third-person singular simple present markets, present participle marketing, simple past and past participle marketed)
- (transitive) To make (products or services) available for sale and promote them.
- We plan to market an ecology model by next quarter.
- (transitive) To sell.
- We marketed more this quarter already than all last year!
- (intransitive) To deal in a market; to buy or sell; to make bargains for provisions or goods.
- (intransitive) To shop in a market; to attend a market.
- 1887, Harriet W. Daly, Digging, Squatting, and Pioneering Life in the Northern Territory of South Australia, page 201:
- We did a little shopping; but I cannot remember much of the town. It was Saturday night, and all Perth was marketing.
- Alternative form of marketti
|Inflection of market (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)|
|Possessive forms of market (type risti)|
- marcat, markat, marked, marketh
- markete, markett, markette, markyth, mercatt, merket, merketh, merkett (late)
From late Old English market (“market”), from Old Northern French markiet (Old French marchié), Old Saxon markat, and/or Old Norse markaðr; all ultimately from Vulgar Latin marcātus, from classical Latin mercātus (“trade, market”).
Variants ending /t/ are from either Old Saxon or Old Picard, while those ending in /θ/ are from other varieties of Old Northern French (e.g. Walloon).
market (plural marketes, dative markete)
- A market; (periodic public assembly for buying or selling).
- A marketplace; a square for holding markets.
- (rare) A market town; a town where markets are held.
- (rare) Trade, interchange, interaction.
- English: market (see there for further descendants)
- Middle Scots: market, mercat
- Scots: market
- Yola: maarkeet, markeat
- ^ Derek Britton (July 1992), “The -th spellings of English market”, in Neophilologus, volume 76, →DOI, pages 446–451
- ^ Christian Liebl (July 1994), “Some critical comments on V. Kniezsa’s ‘The post-Conquest lexical elements in the Peterborough Chronicle’”, in VIEWS: Vienna English Working Papers, volume 3, issue 1, Universität Wien, pages 35-44
- ^ “market, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.
market m (oblique plural markés, nominative singular markés, nominative plural market)
- (Old Northern French) market; venue where goods are bought and sold
Borrowed from English market, from Middle English market, from late Old English market and Anglo-Norman markiet, from Latin mercātus.
market m inan
- market (grocery store)
market (definite accusative marketi, plural marketler)