mar|ket1 [ `markət ] noun ***
▸ 1 public place for selling
▸ 2 trade in kind of goods
▸ 3 group product is sold to
▸ 4 people who buy something
▸ 5 stock market
▸ 6 economic system
1. ) count a public building or place where people sell goods on tables called stalls:
a flower/fish/antiques market
a street/indoor/covered market
a market trader
2. ) singular trade in goods of a particular kind:
the property/securities/computer market
market in: Changes in the weather affect the market in fruit and vegetables.
a share of the market: We're looking to increase our share of the market.
a buyer's/seller's market (=economic conditions that give the person buying/selling an advantage): It's certainly a buyer's market in the car industry at the moment.
3. ) count a particular place or group of people that a product is sold to:
overseas markets
Europe is the main market for our cars.
4. ) singular the total number of people willing to buy a particular product:
market for: There will be a huge market for our digital systems.
5. ) count a STOCK MARKET:
Trading has been slow on the New York and Tokyo markets this morning.
6. ) singular the economic system in which prices, salaries, and the supply of goods are controlled by what and how much people buy:
Governments are happy to let the market decide.
be in the market for something
to want to buy something:
Most people are not in the market for this kind of product.
on the market
available to buy:
Computers as powerful as this are not yet on the market.
put something on the market (=make it available for people to buy): We're going to put our house on the market.
come on the market (=become available to buy): Some very attractive properties will be coming on the market next month.
mar|ket 2 [ `markət ] verb transitive ***
to use advertising and other methods to persuade people to buy something:
The product has been marketed in a very clever way.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.


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