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market

noun [C] uk   /ˈmɑː.kɪt/ us    /ˈmɑːr-/

market noun [C] (BUYING AND SELLING)

C1 the people who might want to buy something, or a part of the world where something is sold: Are you sure there's a market for the product? We estimate the potential market for the new phones to be around one million people in this country alone. The domestic market is still depressed, but demand abroad is picking up. They've increased their share of the market by ten percent over the past year. C2 the business or trade in a particular product, including financial products: the coffee market the economic market the commodities market the stock market the job market the housing market in the market for sth interested in buying something: Thanks for the offer, but I'm not in the market for another car at the moment. on the market available for sale: We put our house on the market as soon as house prices started to rise. This is one of the best televisions on the market. The pictures would sell for half a million on the open market (= if offered for sale without a fixed price).

market noun [C] (PLACE)

A2 a place or event at which people meet in order to buy and sell things: Fruit and vegetables are much cheaper from/in/on the market than in the supermarket. She runs a stall in/on the market. The indoor flower market is a big tourist attraction. a craft market The town's always busy on market day.
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market noun [C] (SHOP)

US a shop that sells mainly food

market

verb [T] uk   /ˈmɑː.kɪt/ us    /ˈmɑːr-/
to make goods available to buyers in a planned way that encourages people to buy more of them, for example by advertising: Their products are very cleverly marketed.
marketer
noun [C] uk   /-kɪ.tər/ us    /-kɪ.t̬ɚ/
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