1. [ noun ] (business) the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold
Synonyms: marketplace

"without competition there would be no market" "they were driven from the marketplace"

Related terms: activity monopoly labor_market monopsony seller's_market oligopoly black_market gray_market buyer's_market commercial_enterprise commercialize
2. [ noun ] (business) the securities markets in the aggregate
Synonyms: securities_industry

"the market always frustrates the small investor"

Related terms: industry bull_market the_street money_market bear_market the_city stock_exchange nondepository_financial_institution
3. [ noun ] (sociology) the customers for a particular product or service

"before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it"

Related terms: class black_market
4. [ noun ] (business) a marketplace where groceries are sold
Synonyms: grocery_store grocery food_market

"the grocery store included a meat market"

Related terms: marketplace supermarket greengrocery shelf
5. [ verb ] (business) engage in the commercial promotion, sale, or distribution of

"The company is marketing its new line of beauty products"

Related terms: trade offer commerce seller
6. [ verb ] buy household supplies

"We go marketing every Saturday"

Related terms: shop commerce
7. [ verb ] (business) deal in a market
Related terms: deal commerce selling
8. [ verb ] make commercial
Synonyms: commercialise commercialize

"Some Amish people have commercialized their way of life"

Related terms: change commerce commercialization
Similar spelling:   Marketta