How to use
Old North French
'buying and selling, marketplace'
, from mercari
'to buy and sell'
, from merx
'things to sell'
place to buy things
a 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.
with a lot of different people selling things from tables,
etc in the street
a shop that sells food and things for the home
Most analysts are forecasting a further downturn in the market.
As soon as she graduated from college, she started to
play the market
risk money on the stock market
all the stock markets in the world
are better prepared for a weakening economy than they were ten years ago.
the total amount of trade in a particular kind of goods
Honda is trying to increase its
the state of the art market
the housing/property etc market
Investors in the
are worried about rising inflation.
the market in
the world market in aluminum
the system in which all prices and wages depend on what goods people want to buy, how many they buy etc
The president believes prices should be determined by the market, not the government.
on the market
available for people to buy
The manufacturers say the device will be on the market by May.
Handguns are freely available
on the open market
for anyone to buy
They knew it wasn't a good time to sell their house, but they still
on the market
offered it for sale
a revolutionary new drug that has just
come onto the market
Do not say 'in the market'. Say
on the market.
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.
The world's largest market for illegal drugs is the US.
people who buy
the number of people who want to buy something, or the type of people who want to buy it
The market for specialist academic books is pretty small.
Is there a market
for his invention?
be in the market for something
to be interested in buying something
This is a bad time to be in the market for a new car.
the job/labour market
the people looking for work, and the number of jobs that are available
The job market has been badly hit by the recession.
a buyer's/seller's market
a time that is better for buyers because prices are low, or better for sellers because prices are high
I'll look for a house next year when it's more of a buyer's market.
➔ corner the market
➔ price yourself out of the market
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