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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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.
It was market day at Sidi Aissa, and the numberless caravans of camels coming in from the desert, and the crowds of bickering Arabs in the market place, filled Tarzan with a consuming desire to remain for a day that he might see more of these sons of the desert.
As the three were making their way through the crowds of marketers, camels, donkeys, and horses that filled the market place with a confusing babel of sounds, Abdul plucked at Tarzan's sleeve.
There is no making long marches in this country; an army here is a great city well peopled and under exact government: they take their wives and children with them, and the camp hath its streets, its market places, its churches, courts of justice, judges, and civil officers.
Der Virtual Market Place bietet Besuchern das ganze Jahr die Mglichkeit, sich ber die Aussteller und Produkte der jeweiligen Messe zu informieren.
By the 1500s, Prescot had grown into a small but busy market destination, with the majority of businesses trading around the periphery of Market Place.
The theory that the old wells were a mistake was supported by a pamphlet, 'A Short History of Folly Hall and Huddersfield about 80 years ago' which contained this description: "Near where the West Riding Bank now stands was an old public-house commonly called the Doll Hole; opposite here, in the old Market Place, a large reservoir was constructed, into which the Bradley Spout was to be brought.
South Shields has a long and proud tradition of market trading dating back more than 200 years and the market place is central to the town's unique offer.
The box, with its battery of television screens, was the latest in a long line of traffic control boxes in the Market Place dating back to the 1920s.
The focus of the competition will be the development of the market place.
She will be accompanied by members of Nuneaton and Stockingford branch of the Royal British Legion for the appeal launch, which will take place next to the fountain in the Market Place.