Pronunciation: (mär'kit), [key]
1. an open place or a covered building where buyers and sellers convene for the sale of goods; a marketplace: a farmers' market.
2. a store for the sale of food: a meat market.
3. a meeting of people for selling and buying.
4. the assemblage of people at such a meeting.
5. trade or traffic, esp. as regards a particular commodity: the market in cotton.
6. a body of persons carrying on extensive transactions in a specified commodity: the cotton market.
7. the field of trade or business: the best shoes in the market.
8. demand for a commodity: an unprecedented market for leather.
9. a body of existing or potential buyers for specific goods or services: the health-food market.
10. a region in which goods and services are bought, sold, or used: the foreign market; the New England market.
11. current price or value: a rising market for shoes.
12. See stock market.
13. at the market, at the prevailing price in the open market.
14. in the market for, ready to buy; interested in buying: I'm in the market for a new car.
15. on the market, for sale; available: Fresh asparagus will be on the market this week.
1. to buy or sell in a market; deal.
2. to buy food and provisions for the home.
1. to carry or send to market for disposal: to market produce every week.
2. to dispose of in a market; sell.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.