|1.||[ noun ] (business) the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold|
"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|
"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|
"Some Amish people have commercialized their way of life"
|Related terms:||change commerce commercialization|