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Market Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • 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"
  • a marketplace where groceries are sold; "the grocery store included a meat market"
  • the securities markets in the aggregate; "the market always frustrates the small investor"
  • the customers for a particular product or service; "before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it"
  • make commercial; "Some Amish people have commercialized their way of life"
  • engage in the commercial promotion, sale, or distribution of; "The company is marketing its new line of beauty products"
  • deal in a market
  • buy household supplies; "We go marketing every Saturday"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • 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" ,
  • the securities markets in the aggregate; "the market always frustrates the small investor" ,
  • the customers for a particular product or service; "before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it" ,
  • a marketplace where groceries are sold; "the grocery store included a meat market"

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Market Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A market is a place where people go to buy or sell things. When people have products to sell, they set up a market place. There may be a special building for the market place, or the market may be held in an open space where the sellers can put up a stall (like a kind of tent) and then take the stall down at the end of the day.

The word market can also have a more general meaning in the economy. It can mean the way things are bought or sold. "There is a big market for dishwashers" means that lots of people want to buy dishwashers, so therefore a business that makes dishwashers is likely to be able to make a lot of money. When things are sold, people buy the product, and this "stimulates the economy" (helps people to spend and earn money). The market needs to balance supply and demand. There is no point in supplying (making) lots of dishwashers if people do not want them. In the market prices may change quickly if supply or demand changes.



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* Judge Smails It's easy to grin When your ship comes in And you've got the stock market beat. But the man worthwhile, Is the man who can smile, When his shorts are too tight in the seat. - CaddyShack

* A market is the combined behavior of thousands of people responding to information, misinformation and whim. - Kenneth Chang

* We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy


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