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English noun: market

1. market (act) the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold


SamplesWithout competition there would be no market.
They were driven from the marketplace.


Synonymsmarket place, marketplace


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)black market, buyer's market, buyers' market, gray market, grey market, labor market, monopoly, monopsony, oligopoly, seller's market, sellers' market, soft market


Part holonymbusiness, business enterprise, commercial enterprise

2. market (group) the customers for a particular product or service


SamplesBefore they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it.


Broader (hypernym)class, social class, socio-economic class, stratum


Narrower (hyponym)black market

3. market (artifact) a marketplace where groceries are sold


SamplesThe grocery store included a meat market.


Synonymsfood market, grocery, grocery store


Broader (hypernym)market, market place, marketplace, mart


Narrower (hyponym)greengrocery, supermarket


Part holonymshelf

4. market (group) the securities markets in the aggregate


SamplesThe market always frustrates the small investor.


Synonymssecurities industry


Broader (hypernym)industry


Narrower (hyponym)bear market, bull market, money market, the City, the Street, Wall Street


Member holonymnondepository financial institution, securities market, stock exchange, stock market

5. market (artifact) an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up


Synonymsmarket place, marketplace, mart


Broader (hypernym)mercantile establishment, outlet, retail store, sales outlet


Narrower (hyponym)agora, agora, bazaar, bazar, food market, grocery, grocery store, market, market square, open-air market, open-air marketplace, public square, slave market


English verb: market

1. market (possession) engage in the commercial promotion, sale, or distribution of


SamplesThe company is marketing its new line of beauty products.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)merchandise, trade


Narrower (hyponym)offer


Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism

2. market (possession) buy household supplies


SamplesWe go marketing every Saturday.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)shop


Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism

3. market (possession) deal in a market


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)deal, sell, trade


Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism

4. market (change) make commercial


SamplesSome Amish people have commercialized their way of life.


Synonymscommercialise, commercialize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism









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