March 31, 2014 - Word of the Day: market
A market is a place where people go to buy things from people who sell them. In many countries around the world, the market or marketplace is outside. In the United States, a market or supermarket is inside a large building.
- When Faduma was a little girl, she used to go to the market every day with her mother.
- Now that she lives in the United States, she goes to the market once or twice a week.
- An outdoor market is a great place to buy fresh fruit and vegetables.
- Farmers' markets are becoming more popular in our area.
a farmers' market
A market is also a place where economic activity takes place on a very large scale, within and among countries.
- In college, students of business learn how markets function in society.
- Weather conditions can have an impact on the market.
- The market responds to the availability of energy supplies such as gas and coal.
When the word "market" is used as a verb, it describes the process of bringing a product to the marketplace where it can be purchased by consumers.
- That company markets its products to older shoppers.
- They're marketing a new type of chewing gum.
- This product was marketed to younger consumers, but it failed to attract much interest.
The words "market" and "marketing" can be used as adjectives:
- Helen is a marketing major.
- Interest rates move up and down according to market conditions.
- Market incentives can influence how people make purchasing decisions.
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