A public gathering held for buying and selling merchandise. A place where goods are offered for sale. A store or shop that sells a particular type of merchandise: a vegetable market. The business of buying and selling a specified commodity: the soybean market. A market price. A geographic region considered as a place for sales: grain for the foreign market; the West Coast market. A subdivision of a population considered as buyers: cosmetics for the upscale market. The opportunity to buy or sell; extent of demand for merchandise: a big market for gourmet foods. An exchange for buying and selling stocks or commodities: securities sold on the New York market. The entire enterprise of buying and selling commodities and securities: The market has been slow recently. To offer for sale. To sell. To deal in a market. To buy household supplies: We marketed for a special Sunday dinner. in the market Interested in buying: We are in the market for a used car. on the market Available for buying: Many kinds of seasonal flowers are on the market. on the market Up for sale: They put the family business on the market.