marketplace

Definitions of marketplace
  1. noun
    an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up
    synonyms: market, market place, mart
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    agora, public square
    a place of assembly for the people in ancient Greece
    bazaar, bazar
    a street of small shops (especially in Orient)
    food market, grocery, grocery store, market
    a marketplace where groceries are sold
    market square, open-air market, open-air marketplace
    a public marketplace where food and merchandise is sold
    slave market
    a marketplace where slaves were auctioned off (especially in the southern United States before the American Civil War)
    agora
    the marketplace in ancient Greece
    farmer's market, green market, greenmarket
    an open-air marketplace for farm products
    greengrocery
    a greengrocer's grocery store
    souk
    an open-air market in an Arabian city
    supermarket
    a large self-service grocery store selling groceries and dairy products and household goods
    flea market
    an open-air street market for inexpensive or secondhand articles
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    mercantile establishment, outlet, retail store, sales outlet
    a place of business for retailing goods
  2. noun
    the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold
    “they were driven from the marketplace
    synonyms: market, market place
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    black market
    an illegal market in which goods or currencies are bought and sold in violation of rationing or controls
    buyer's market, buyers' market, soft market
    a market in which more people want to sell than want to buy
    gray market, grey market
    an unofficial market in which goods are bought and sold at prices lower than the official price set by a regulatory agency
    seller's market, sellers' market
    a market in which more people want to buy than want to sell
    labor market
    the market in which workers compete for jobs and employers compete for workers
    monopoly
    (economics) a market in which there are many buyers but only one seller
    monopsony
    (economics) a market in which goods or services are offered by several sellers but there is only one buyer
    oligopoly
    (economics) a market in which control over the supply of a commodity is in the hands of a small number of producers and each one can influence prices and affect competitors
    corner
    a temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade
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    activity
    any specific behavior
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