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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mar·ket·place /ˈmɑrkətˌples/

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the world of commercial activity where goods and services
           are bought and sold; "without competition there would be
           no market"; "they were driven from the marketplace"
           [syn: market]
      2: an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is
         set up [syn: mart]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    any place of public resort, and hence a public place or broad
    street (Matt. 11:16; 20:3), as well as a forum or market-place
    proper, where goods were exposed for sale, and where public
    assemblies and trials were held (Acts 16:19; 17:17). This word
    occurs in the Old Testament only in Ezek. 27:13.
      In early times markets were held at the gates of cities, where
    commodities were exposed for sale (2 Kings 7:18). In large towns
    the sale of particular articles seems to have been confined to
    certain streets, as we may infer from such expressions as "the
    bakers' street" (Jer. 37:21), and from the circumstance that in
    the time of Josephus the valley between Mounts Zion and Moriah
    was called the Tyropoeon or the "valley of the cheesemakers."