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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mar·ket n.
 1. A meeting together of people, at a stated time and place, for the purpose of buying and selling (as cattle, provisions, wares, etc.) by private purchase and sale, and not by auction; as, a market is held in the town every week; a farmers' market.
 He is wit's peddler; and retails his wares
 At wakes, and wassails, meetings, markets, fairs.   --Shak.
    Three women and a goose make a market.   --Old Saying.
 2. A public place (as an open space in a town) or a large building, where a market is held; a market place or market house; esp., a place where provisions are sold.
    There is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool.   --John v. 2.
 3. An opportunity for selling or buying anything; demand, as shown by price offered or obtainable; as, to find a market for one's wares; there is no market for woolen cloths in that region; India is a market for English goods; there are none for sale on the market; the best price on the market.
    There is a third thing to be considered: how a market can be created for produce, or how production can be limited to the capacities of the market.   --J. S. Mill.
 4. Exchange, or purchase and sale; traffic; as, a dull market; a slow market.
 5. The price for which a thing is sold in a market; market price. Hence: Value; worth.
 What is a man
 If his chief good and market of his time
 Be but to sleep and feed?   --Shak.
 6. Eng. Law The privelege granted to a town of having a public market.
 Note:Market is often used adjectively, or in forming compounds of obvious meaning; as, market basket, market day, market folk, market house, marketman, market place, market price, market rate, market wagon, market woman, and the like.
 Market beater, a swaggering bully; a noisy braggart. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
 Market bell, a bell rung to give notice that buying and selling in a market may begin. [Eng.] --Shak.
 Market cross, a cross set up where a market is held. --Shak.
 Market garden, a garden in which vegetables are raised for market.
 Market gardening, the raising of vegetables for market.
 Market place, an open square or place in a town where markets or public sales are held.
 Market town, a town that has the privilege of a stated public market.