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mar·ket·place

 (mär′kĭt-plās′)
n.
1. An open area or square in a town where a public market or sale is set up.
2. The world of business and commerce.
3. A situation or place in which values, opinions, and ideas are put forward for debate or recognition: a marketplace for new ideas; the literary marketplace.

marketplace

(ˈmɑːkɪtˌpleɪs)
n
1. (Human Geography) a place where a public market is held
2. any centre where ideas, opinions, etc, are exchanged
3. (Commerce) the commercial world of buying and selling

mar•ket•place

(ˈmɑr kɪtˌpleɪs)

n.
1. an open area in a town where a market is held.
2. the world of business, trade, and economics.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marketplace - the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and soldmarketplace - 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
2.marketplace - an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set upmarketplace - 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
Translations
tržiště
markedsplads
tori
tržište
piactérvásártér
市場
장터
marknad
ตลาดสินค้า
thị trường

marketplace

market place [ˈmɑːrkɪtpleɪs] n
(in town, village)place f du marché
(= commercial world) → marché m
a diverse marketplace → un marché diversifié
the marketplace → le marché
Their products must compete in the international marketplace → Leurs produits doivent concourir sur le marché international.market price nprix m du marchémarket research nétude f de marchémarket share npart f de marché
to gain market share → gagner des parts de marchémarket town nbourg mmarket value nvaleur f marchande

marketplace

[ˈmɑːkɪtˌpleɪs] n (square) → (piazza del) mercato; (world of trade) → piazza, mercato

marketplace

السُّوقُ tržiště markedsplads Marktplatz αγορά mercado tori marché tržište marketplace 市場 장터 marktplaats markedsplass rynek mercado рынок marknad ตลาดสินค้า pazar yeri thị trường 商场
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They could tell the whole hateful story of it, set forth the inner soul of a city in which justice and honor, women's bodies and men's souls, were for sale in the marketplace, and human beings writhed and fought and fell upon each other like wolves in a pit; in which lusts were raging fires, and men were fuel, and humanity was festering and stewing and wallowing in its own corruption.
He is poor and they are rich; his profession that he teaches nothing is opposed to their readiness to teach all things; his talking in the marketplace to their private instructions; his tarry-at-home life to their wandering from city to city.
David Faux for the West Indies, that the vacant shop in the marketplace at Grimworth was understood to have been let to the stranger with a sallow complexion and a buff cravat, whose first appearance had caused some excitement in the bar of the Woolpack, where he had called to wait for the coach.
He was one of those men, and they are not the commonest, of whom we can know the best only by following them away from the marketplace, the platform, and the pulpit, entering with them into their own homes, hearing the voice with which they speak to the young and aged about their own hearthstone, and witnessing their thoughtful care for the everyday wants of everyday companions, who take all their kindness as a matter of course, and not as a subject for panegyric.
Late in the afternoon we came to the market- town where we were to alight from the coach--a dull little town with a church-spire, and a marketplace, and a market-cross, and one intensely sunny street, and a pond with an old horse cooling his legs in it, and a very few men sleepily lying and standing about in narrow little bits of shade.
Thorpe only lashed his horse into a brisker trot; the Tilneys, who had soon ceased to look after her, were in a moment out of sight round the corner of Laura Place, and in another moment she was herself whisked into the marketplace.
The market people crowd the marketplace with their baskets of figs, dates, melons, apricots, etc.
Pearls and pomegranates cannot buy it, nor is it set forth in the marketplace.
Thinking it a mark of distinction, the Dog grew proud of his bell and went tinkling it all over the marketplace.
Her coaches and chaises all went back, and the guards too; and I scoured into the marketplace for shelter.
And if our reason did not teach us this and much beyond; if we were such idiots as to close our eyes to that fine mode of training which rears up such men; should we not know that they who among their equals stab and pistol in the legislative halls, and in the counting-house, and on the marketplace, and in all the elsewhere peaceful pursuits of life, must be to their dependants, even though they were free servants, so many merciless and unrelenting tyrants?
Nor did she feel safe until she had set a mile or two of by-road between herself and the marketplace, and had crept into a copse, like a hunted animal, to hide and recover breath.