• Peasant Going to Market
    Peasant Going to Market
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v market make commercial "Some Amish people have commercialized their way of life"
    • v market engage in the commercial promotion, sale, or distribution of "The company is marketing its new line of beauty products"
    • v market deal in a market
    • v market buy household supplies "We go marketing every Saturday"
    • n market 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"
    • n market a marketplace where groceries are sold "the grocery store included a meat market"
    • n market an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up
    • n market the securities markets in the aggregate "the market always frustrates the small investor"
    • n market the customers for a particular product or service "before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Timbered House in the Market Place, Godalming Timbered House in the Market Place, Godalming
Old Market Square, Upper Town Old Market Square, Upper Town
To market To market
Market Street, Brownsville Market Street, Brownsville
MALAGA. The Market MALAGA. The Market

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are over 100 styles of BluBlocker sunglasses available on the market
    • Market A meeting together of people, at a stated time and place, for the purpose of buying and selling (as cattle, provisions, wares, etc.) by private purchase and sale, and not by auction; as, a market is held in the town every week; a farmers' market . "He is wit's peddler; and retails his wares
      At wakes, and wassails, meetings, markets , fairs."
      "Three women and a goose make a market ."
    • Market A public place (as an open space in a town) or a large building, where a market is held; a market place or market house; esp., a place where provisions are sold. "There is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool."
    • Market A specified group of potential buyers, or a region in which goods may be sold; a town, region, or country, where the demand exists; as, the under-30 market; the New Jersey market .
    • Market An opportunity for selling or buying anything; demand, as shown by price offered or obtainable; as, to find a market for one's wares; there is no market for woolen cloths in that region; India is a market for English goods; there are none for sale on the market; the best price on the market. "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 ."
    • Market Exchange, or purchase and sale; traffic; as, a dull market; a slow market.
    • Market The price for which a thing is sold in a market; market price. Hence: Value; worth. "What is a man
      If his chief good and market of his time
      Be but to sleep and feed?"
    • Market (Eng. Law) The privelege granted to a town of having a public market.
    • v. i Market To deal in a market; to buy or sell; to make bargains for provisions or goods.
    • v. t Market To expose for sale in a market; to traffic in; to sell in a market, and in an extended sense, to sell in any manner; as, most of the farmes have marketed their crops. "Industrious merchants meet, and market there
      The world's collected wealth."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Thomas Watson, who was the chairman of IBM in 1943 predicted that their would probably only be a world market for five computers.
    • n market An occasion on which goods are publicly exposed for sale and buyers assemble to purchase; the meeting together of people for selling and buying at private sale, as distinguished from an auction, where the sale is public.
    • n market A public place or building where goods are exposed for sale; a market-place or market-house.
    • n market The assemblage of people in a market: as, there was a large market to-day.
    • n market A place of purchase and sale in general; a city, country, region, or locality where anything is or may be bought or sold: as, the home or foreign market (the country in which goods are produced, or that to which they are transported or from which they are brought); the American or British market; the London market.
    • n market Traffic; trade; purchase or sale, or rate of purchase and sale; demand; hence, price; cost; worth; valuation: as, to make market; a ready market; a dull market; the market is low; there is no market for such goods.
    • n market In English law: The franchise or liberty granted to or enjoyed by a municipality or other body to establish a place, usually in an open space, for the meeting of people to buy and sell under prescribed conditions.
    • n market The assemblage of buyers and sellers on the day and within the hours appointed. The importance of the distinction between a market and any other mart arose from the necessity of public authority for making such use of a street or place, the value of an exclusive franchise of this kind, and the rule of English law that a buyer in open market gets good title, though the seller may not have had good title.
    • market To deal in a market; buy or sell; make bargains for provisions or goods.
    • market To carry to or sell in a market; make market or sale for; vend; sell: as, to market meat or vegetables; to market a crop.
    • n market On the stock-exchange, one of the classes into which the business of the exchange is divided; a group of jobbers engaged in a particular kind of business.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil but the name was changed in Canada for marketing reasons
    • n Market mär′ket a public place for the purposes of buying and selling: the time for the market: sale: rate of sale: value
    • v.i Market to deal at a market: to buy and sell
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  • Lee Iacocca
    “When the product is right, you don't have to be a great marketer.”
  • Royal Little
    Royal Little
    “Never let an inventor run a company. You can never get him to stop tinkering and bring something to market.”
  • Albert J. Beveridge
    Albert J. Beveridge
    “We are a conquering race. We must obey our blood and occupy new markets and if necessary new lands.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall.”
  • James Russell Lowell
    “The brain can be easy to buy, but the heart never comes to market.”
  • Diogenes Laertius
    Diogenes Laertius
    “The market is a place set apart where men may deceive each other”


Bear market - A bear market is a period when investors are pessimistic and expect financial losses so are more likely to sell than to buy shares.
Bull market - A bull market is a period when investors are optimistic and there are expectations that good financial results will continue.
Corner a market - If a business is dominant in an area and unlikely to be challenged by other companies, it has cornered the market.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Akin to D. markt, OHG. markāt, merkāt, G. markt,; all fr.L. mercatus, trade, market place, fr. mercari, p. p. mercatus, to trade, traffic, merx, mercis, ware, merchandise, prob. akin to merere, to deserve, gain, acquire: cf. F. marché,. See Merit, and cf. Merchant Mart


In literature:

The New Orleans market is a true trader's market.
"The Fabric of Civilization" by Anonymous
The steers we breed are too valuable to be used by ourselves; they have to go to market.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
A maid-servant, for poisoning her mistress, was, in 1531, boiled to death in the market-place of King's Lynn.
"Bygone Punishments" by William Andrews
The whole question of the banana industry hinges on the market.
"The Hawaiian Islands" by The Department of Foreign Affairs
Orchards are on the increase, and also market gardening.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 4, January 26, 1884" by Various
The market-place, behind the market-hall, and on the steep slope to the Protestant Cathedral, was very busy indeed.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Vegetables, charcoal, fruit, and market produce generally are brought into the town from various distances on the backs of the natives.
"Aztec Land" by Maturin M. Ballou
Here stands the ancient Guildhall, which in 1413 replaced the old Tolbooth where the market-dues were paid.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
After breakfast, she walked to the market followed by Pompey at a respectful distance, with a basket to bring home the marketing.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
You should be able to figure the cost of your sugar at about the market price at the time it is received or sold.
"About sugar buying for Jobbers" by B. W. Dyer

In poetry:

"One he'll see whose rank is princely,
Fair of form and fair of face;
She shall win him by her beauty
From his love in the market-place."
"The Prince Of Anhalt Dessau" by Nora Pembroke
Dear city in the moonlight dreaming,
How changed and lovely is your face;
Where is the sordid busy scheming
That filled all day the market-place?
"The City In Moonlight" by Richard Le Gallienne
The second, with a bearded face,
Stood singing in the market-place,
And stirred with accents deep and loud
The hearts of all the listening crowd.
"By The Fireside : The Singers" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
You promised me a thing that was hard for you,
a ship of gold under a silver mast;
twelve towns with a market in all of them,
and a fine white court by the side of the sea.
"Donal Og" by Anonymous Irish
When he went to market he walked all the way
Blaspheming at the path he trod.
He cursed at those he bought of, and swore at those he sold to,
By all the names he knew of God.
"A Tale Of Starvation" by Amy Lowell
Whene'er I sent to markets, or to fairs,
False weights I us'd, and measures short of size,
Or else amongst my wheat I mingled tares,
Yet for that trash requir'd the greatest price.
"The Complaint And The Advice Of Dives, To His Five Brethren (Part 1)" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Henderson County growers have been bringing their products this summer to the downtown Farmer's Market and the market has picked up steam as new crops have come in.
SALON at Market Square & Suites expands for October High Point Market.
CHICAGO – Even amid a sluggish economic recovery, the American Marketing Association (AMA) says that US marketing research firms – such as commercial marketing, advertising and public opinion research services – grew in 2011.
Additionally, Kimberly S Stone was named marketing associate for the company's Sales and Marketing team.
Samsung India has emerged the leader in the 240,000-unit microwave oven market with a 33.6 percent share over October-March 2003, according to the latest data made available by market research agency ORG.
The big market news today is about Apple's gargantuan market capitalization reaching a new, stunning high.
CHICAGO–Jamie Gragg has been appointed director of market suite sales for the Chicago Market at MMPI .
Gragg is responsible for leasing temporary booths at the market, and reports directly to Sara Dahlstrom, managing director of market suite sales.
Moderate growth over next five years in the global marine ports & services market is forecast in a new market report.
The study, titled "The World Market for Multiphase Flowmeters," found the multiphase flowmeter market totaled $240.0 million in 2011.
There is a broad body of theory that underpins our understanding of market behavior, especially financial markets — namely, that markets are rational.
As the market for natural products has expanded in the United States, so has Wild Oats Markets here, now the second-largest natural-food supermarket chain in the country.
The first target market for the ad campaign will be Germany which, according to Pandabare's application, is "a large and lucrative market whose millions of nudists are among the world's most prolific travelers".
Rival health-food supermarket chains Whole Foods Market, Austin, Texas, and Wild Oats Markets, Boulder, Colo.
The Sugar Land Skeeters has announced that the organization has made several recent additions to their front office staff in the areas of marketing and communications, special events, event marketing and premium sales.

In science:

A simple Ising spin model which can describe the mechanism of price formation in financial markets is proposed.
A simple model of price formation
But before we introduce our model we review some of the stylized facts about price formation in the financial markets.
A simple model of price formation
In this paper we modify the model to simulate price formation in a financial market.
A simple model of price formation
The free eigenvalue spectrum is in remarkable agreement with the one obtained from the covariance matrix of the SP500 financial market.
Free Random Levy Variables and Financial Probabilities
Indeed, many recent studies brought empirical evidences for the multifractal nature of the fluctuations of financial markets (see and reference therein).
Multifractal stationary random measures and multifractal random walks with log-infinitely divisible scaling laws