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1. A trading center; a market.
2. A place where goods are sold; a store.
3. Archaic A fair.
[Middle English, probably from Middle Flemish, from Vulgar Latin *marcātus; see market.]
(Commerce) a market or trading centre
[C15: from Middle Dutch mart market]
1. market; trading center.
2. a building, center, or exposition for the sale of goods, as by wholesalers to retailers.
3. Archaic. a fair.
4. Obs. a bargain.
[1400–50; < Middle Dutch mar(c)t market]
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|Noun||1.||mart - an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up|
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