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market

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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marketmar‧ket1 /ˈmɑːkɪt $ ˈmɑːr-/ ●●● S1 W1 noun  1 place to buy things [countable] a) SHOP/STOREa time when people buy and sell goods, food etc, or the place, usually outside or in a large building, where this happens I usually buy all my vegetables at the market.fish/fruit and vegetable/flower etc market There’s a good antiques market here on Sundays.street market (=with a lot of different people selling things from tables, stalls etc in the street) b) American EnglishSHOP/STORE a shop that sells food and things for the home syn grocery store2 the market3 on the market4 country/area [countable]BBT a particular country or area where a company sells its goods or where a particular type of goods is sold Our main overseas market is Japan.international/home/UK etc market The domestic market makes up about 75% of their sales.market for The world’s largest market for illegal drugs is the US.5 people who buy [singular]BBTBUY the number of people who want to buy something, or the type of people who want to buy itmarket for The market for specialist academic books is pretty small. Is there a market for his invention?niche/specialist marketsee thesaurus at customer6 be in the market for something7 the job/labour market8 a buyer’s/seller’s market corner the market at corner2(3), → price yourself out of the market at price2(4)
Examples from the Corpus
marketJapanese cars account for about 30% of the U.S. car market.Every market is full of people who are looking for products, even when no jobs are being advertised.You occasionally see eel in the fish market, but it's quite rare these days.Sorrel was on duty at her stall on the corner of the flea market, so that was my first port of call.I went down to the flower market to get these - aren't they gorgeous?The technology-heavy Nasdaq market and the Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks were flirting record highs after erasing their early losses.Without research we can't be sure of the size of our market or even who our market is.If rates go up another percentage point, however, they could seriously dampen the rebounding market.I bet you could have got that cheaper at the market.Many US-owned maquilas claim to be in the market for locally produced materials and components, backward linkages.Capitalism is based on a belief in the market.September looked set to be a dead month for mortgages, prompting fears of a further collapse in the market.The market for Internet-based products has grown dramatically in recent years.Both countries seem destined to make their mark on the red wine market with cabernet sauvignon and merlot.The magazine is aimed at the youth market.street marketBut I've stopped off at a street market on the way over for socks and shirts and thin garish underpants.Converse crossed the square and found a street market in the shade of the church.And what evil demon had prompted her to drive past a street market which all the gods knew she couldn't resist?I drove through a street market, up and down hills, in and out of alleyways, through tarpaper shacks.She adored shopping for bargains and street markets and would have got on well with Cherry.Most businesses and street markets opened normally.There are makeshift street markets bustling with men, women and children who have been to hell and back.market forThe main market for computer software is still the U.S.a growth in the urban market for dairy productsniche/specialist marketThey also provide an important service to issuers of bills by offering a specialist market for such bills.Devices that are explicitly computers appeal to a niche market.A specialist market in traditional treats will run alongside the great new industries that will feed the population.Its strategy is to acquire engineering companies in niche markets and dispose of existing businesses to reduce borrowings.New niche markets and synergies emerge as these intersections occur.The 1990s will be an age of niche markets, intense competition, and extremely short product life cycles.We live in an age of niche markets, in which customers have become accustomed to high quality and extensive choice.At $ 499, the Auri is restricted to a special niche market.
marketmarket2 verb [transitive]  1 ADVERTISEto try to persuade people to buy a product by advertising it in a particular way, using attractive packages etc If you could ever figure out how to market this, you’d make a fortune.market something for somebody They plan to market the toy for children aged 2 to 6.market something as something Electric cars are being marketed as safe for the environment.2 SELLto make a product available in shops The turkeys are marketed ready-to-cook.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
marketIn order to market a product well, you need to be aware of public demand.Most turkeys are marketed at a young age.The toy is marketed for children aged 2 to 6.The company has exclusive European rights to market the new software.But about 20 percent to 30 percent of all fresh-cut produce goes bad while being shipped and marketed, Watada said.market something as somethingThe noodles are being marketed as a health food.
From Longman Business Dictionarymarketmar‧ket1 /ˈmɑːkətˈmɑːr-/ noun1[countable]COMMERCE the activity of buying and selling goods or services, or the value of the goods or services soldThe babyfood market is worth many tens of millions of pounds a year.market in/forthe market in consumer electronicsthe booming market (=a profitable one with lots of activity) for mobile communicationsheavy losses on apartment loans in states with depressed markets (=ones with falling prices and not much activity)Harley has captured (=obtained) about 60% of the market for the biggest bikes.Fast food is certainly a growth market (=one that is increasing in size).Futures will tend to be overpriced in a rising market and underpriced in a falling market.2[countable]MARKETING a particular country, area, or group of people to which a company sells or hopes to sell its goods or servicesOur main overseas market is Japan.a magazine aimed at the teenage marketThe company is entering the Hawaiian market as part of its nationwide expansion.Import rules could make it hard for foreign van suppliers to penetrate that market (=to manage to enter it).3on the marketCOMMERCE available for people to buycompanies with drugs on the market or in the final stages of product-testingThey put their apartment on the market (=offered it for sale) for $300,000.4MARKETING [singular] the number of people who want to buy somethingmarket forThe market for specialist academic books is pretty small.He’s been trying to determine if there is a market for his invention.5the marketECONOMICS the economic system in which prices, jobs, wages etc depend on what people want to buy, how much they are willing to pay etcWe should not leave credit card interest rates to the market - Congress should act.6corner the marketCOMMERCE if a seller corners the market, they own or produce most of the goods on sale, and can therefore set pricesA trader may deliberately set out to corner the market in a product.7price yourself out of the marketCOMMERCE to ask for so much money for something or for your services that no one wants to buy it or employ youSupermodels are pricing themselves out of the market.8[countable] (also financial market)FINANCE the buying and selling of shares, bonds, COMMODITIES etc, or a place where this happens. Some markets are in a particular building, while trading on others takes place on computers and over the telephone, with no central buildingThe markets (=financial markets in general) here have improved and the economy is strong.Fear of war shook financial markets around the world.9make a marketFINANCE to be ready to buy and sell particular shares, bonds etc at particular pricesEach company is assigned a dealer who is responsible for making a market in the stock.10buck the market trendECONOMICS if a price bucks the market trend, it goes in the opposite direction to most of the other prices in the marketAmong shares that bucked the market’s downward trend, EMI finished 4p higher.11buck the marketECONOMICS if someone cannot buck the market, they cannot avoid the effects of the market as a whole, for example by making money when everyone else is losing itGovernments can’t buck the market.12play the marketFINANCE to risk money on a financial marketOne way to play the European markets is through publicly traded mutual funds.13[countable]COMMERCE a time when people buy and sell goods, or the place, usually outside or in a large building, where this happensA market is held in the town square every Friday. bear market black market bond market bull market buyer's market capital market captive market cash market closed market commodity market credit market curb market currency market discount market domestic market efficient market equity market eurodollar market exchange market export market foreign exchange market forward market free market futures market gilt-edged market global market graveyard market grey market high-yield market housing market imperfect market insurance market investment-grade market job market kerb market loan market luxury market main market mass market middle market money market mortgage market new issue market niche market open market options market over-the-counter market parallel market perfect market primary market primary mortgage market property market secondary market secondary mortgage market securities market seller’s market shadow market single market spot market stock market swaps market target market terminal market test market third marketmarketmarket2 verb [transitive]MARKETING1to sell something or make it available for sale, especially in a particular wayToshiba’s consumer electronics products were previously marketed in Italy through a distributor.2to sell something by considering what customers want or need when buying a product or service, for example how much they are willing to pay, where they will buy it etcThe company has marketed its services well with a highly visible media campaign. see also test-market→ See Verb table
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Verb table
market
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymarket
he, she, itmarkets
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymarketed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave marketed
he, she, ithas marketed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad marketed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill market
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have marketed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam marketing
he, she, itis marketing
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you, we, theyare marketing
Past
I, he, she, itwas marketing
you, we, theywere marketing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been marketing
he, she, ithas been marketing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been marketing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be marketing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been marketing
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