1. market, marketplace, market place, activity

usage: 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"

2. market, class, stratum, social class, socio-economic class

usage: the customers for a particular product or service; "before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it"

3. grocery store, grocery, food market, market, marketplace, market place, mart, market

usage: a marketplace where groceries are sold; "the grocery store included a meat market"

4. market, securities industry, industry

usage: the securities markets in the aggregate; "the market always frustrates the small investor"

5. marketplace, market place, mart, market, mercantile establishment, retail store, sales outlet, outlet

usage: an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up


1. market, trade, merchandise

usage: engage in the commercial promotion, sale, or distribution of; "The company is marketing its new line of beauty products"

2. market, shop

usage: buy household supplies; "We go marketing every Saturday"

3. market, deal, sell, trade

usage: deal in a market

4. commercialize, commercialise, market, change, alter, modify

usage: make commercial; "Some Amish people have commercialized their way of life"

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