market

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market is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
market

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Noun[change]

Singular
market

Plural
markets

A fruit market
A market for animals
  1. (countable) A market is a place where many people come to buy and sell things.
    It's time to take the cows to the market.
  2. (countable) The market is the stock market.
    The market rose Tuesday on good results from the banking sector.
    Cable stocks have lost an estimated market value of $ 6 to $ 8 billion.
  3. (countable) A market is a group of people or businesses that might buy goods or services.
    The government is trying to help farmers find a new market for their grain.
    The financial and oil markets continued to react negatively to the news from the war.
  4. (countable) A market is the total amount or value of a particular kind of goods or services bought or sold.
    The company already has a 54-percent share of the commercial jet market.

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Plain form
market

Third-person singular
markets

Past tense
marketed

Past participle
marketed

Present participle
marketing

  1. (transitive) If you market something, you make it available for sale and you try to get people to buy it.
    Manufacturers who spend millions to develop new drugs heavily market their products.

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