- 1A regular gathering of people for the purchase and sale of provisions, livestock, and other commodities: they wanted to browse around the street marketMore example sentences
- There is always a danger, of course, that these events could be taken over by the sort of traders who sell their wares at car-boot sales and regular street markets.
- It was a busy day in Nether Wallop when more than 300 people gathered in the village square for a street market and party.
- A taster day is this Friday in Market Square with the main market on Church Street from Saturday to Monday.
- 1.1An open space or covered building where vendors convene to sell their goods: [in place names]: Billingsgate MarketMore example sentences
- She walks for about fifteen minutes to a huge roofed open air market and sits selling the chicken pieces till the middle of the afternoon.
- The markets are open year-round, but she only sells flowers and plants during the winter.
- Farmers are now allowed to sell their surplus crops in open markets.
- 2An area or arena in which commercial dealings are conducted: the UK market remained in recession the labour marketMore example sentences
- Science has shown that Canadian beef is safe, yet export markets remain closed.
- But there is no reason to expect a house price boom - particularly if the labour market and wages growth remain subdued.
- The labour market remains fairly tight and employers always have to be on the look-out for new sources of employees.
- 2.1A demand for a particular commodity or service: there is a market for high-priced wineMore example sentences
- And she doesn't believe there's a market for landscapers in the native-plant industry.
- There's a market for it and it's kind of a sequel to the cassette culture of the '80s and early '90s.
- An East Lancashire businessman who has run lap-dancing bars in towns and cities said there simply wasn't a market for it in Blackburn.
- 2.2The state of trade at a particular time or in a particular context: the bottom’s fallen out of the marketMore example sentences
- Despite the rumours and the negative air in the trade, the pub market held its own during the first six months of this year.
- With the economy slowing, and a flood of tail-end boom cars being traded in, the market is in a state of flux.
- When any asset becomes that valuable, the market usually responds by trading the asset.
- 2.3The free market: future development cannot be left to the market [as modifier]: a market economyMore example sentences
- As part of the general transition to a market economy, privatization laws for land have been introduced.
- The nature of the market economy is that there are fluctuations in flows of income and expenses.
- It turns out that the market economy operated much more efficiently than most observers had expected.
- 2.4A stock market: the sale of the company’s shares on world marketsMore example sentences
- When you invest in a foreign market, you compound the normal risk of a stock fund with currency risk.
- It's very well established that the U.S. stock market often leads foreign markets.
- Be very careful of backing any companies that need to raise money in the public markets by selling shares.
verb (markets, marketing, marketed)[with object] Back to top
- 1Advertise or promote (something): the product was marketed under the name ‘aspirin’More example sentences
- He cut expenses by outsourcing manufacturing and relying on retail partners to market his products.
- Today, having successfully expanded and marketed its own brand name, it is not about to get out of the personal computer business.
- The old homepage failed to give advertisers ample space to market their products and services.
- 1.1Offer for sale: sheep farmers are still unable to market their lambsMore example sentences
- Moreover, there were many tomatoes for sale the day she marketed hers.
- It formed joint ventures to market holiday homes in Spain and Portugal and to broker mortgages.
- Let us consider the case of Nestle, who for many years marketed a frozen pizza product that was made with French bread.
be in the market for
- Wish to buy: she’s in the market for a new laptopMore example sentences
- The refinery is not up for sale, and certainly we have no understanding that anyone else in the oil business is in the market for another refinery.
- This is interesting news as I happen to be in the market for just such a property
- Everybody knows at least one person that they can think of that may be in the market for what you sell (and most will know a lot more).
make a market
- Finance Take part in active dealing in particular shares or other assets: the illiquidity of gamma stocks means that it is difficult to make a market in themMore example sentences
- The stock is mainly held by the Burke family and some insiders, but a single broker in Alexandria does make a market in it, and five years ago Testa got his hands on some shares.
- But once the investment banks dropped coverage of these companies, their trading departments stopped making a market in their stock and liquidity dried up.
- If a source is a sell-side analyst covering a stock for a broker who makes a market in that stock, and the source says ‘buy,’ you discount it.
on the market
- Available for sale: she decided to put her flat on the marketMore example sentences
- Containing aloe vera and moisturiser, the gel will soon be available on the market.
- Is it relevant that the bank has installed the best security system available on the market?
- Since the flat wasn't on the market, the vendors and I have agreed to do the sale privately.
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- The debate about the conflicting roles of pharmaceutical representatives as educators or marketers is ongoing.
- We realized it was time to reinvent ourselves as a designer, marketer and supplier of quality furniture.
- Now if you were a commercial marketer you wouldn't believe that figure.
Middle English, via Anglo-Norman French from Latin mercatus, from mercari 'buy' (see also merchant).