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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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