market place

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Noun1.Market place - an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set upmarket place - an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up
public square, agora - a place of assembly for the people in ancient Greece
bazar, bazaar - a street of small shops (especially in Orient)
food market, grocery, grocery store, market - a marketplace where groceries are sold; "the grocery store included a meat market"
mercantile establishment, outlet, retail store, sales outlet - a place of business for retailing goods
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
2.Market place - the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and soldmarket place - 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"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
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; "a monopoly on silver"; "when you have a monopoly you can ask any price you like"
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
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But as some of them were united into extended groups and as the interest of the congregation deepened, the churches began to seem too small and inconvenient, the excited audiences forgot the proper reverence, and the performances were transferred to the churchyard, and then, when the gravestones proved troublesome, to the market place, the village-green, or any convenient field.
In the market place, where there had been some rather heavy firing before the Emperor's arrival, lay several killed and wounded soldiers whom there had not been time to move.
Satisfied with the looks of the two little animals, he bridled them and took them to a market place far away from the Land of Toys, in the hope of selling them at a good price.
When, after months of all play and no work, they became little donkeys, he sold them on the market place.
You will see the market place with a temple of Neptune in the middle of it, and paved with large stones bedded in the earth.
While the proposed moving of the statue of the "man on the horse" - Lord Londonderry - to a different vantage point within the Market Place has generated the most controversy, Ms Blackman-Woods said the planned introduction of "granite seats" was another thorny issue.
Market Place Media now has the unique capabilities to reach the entire span of the youth audience.
They included guide dog owners who said the new road lay-out where kerbs had been removed were a danger both to themselves and other pedestrians, traders who said the new lay-out caused traffic "gridlock" and locals who described the new-look Market Place as "a bland expanse of nothingness.
Draft sketch designs will be on show for Durham Market Place at public consultation, organised by Durham City Vision.
The high-tech Financial Market Place offers a full-service ATM as well as a state-of-the-art interactive kiosk for complete customer convenience.
Dealer Market Place partnered with Telecom Optimization Partners ("TOPs") on a no-risk, contingency basis to do a complete audit of their members' services including:
On Thursday evening she is presiding over a public meeting in the Market Place to discuss the work carried out by Durham County Council and partner organisation Durham City Vision.