Definition of marketplace in English:

marketplace

noun

  • 1An open space where a market is or was formerly held:

    ‘the quaint cobbled marketplace’
    • ‘The Iranian bazaar has a long history dating back to the fifth century, when public marketplaces moved inside the city walls.’
    • ‘Just as crimes are severely punished, statues of virtuous men, set in marketplaces, publicly honor good deeds.’
    • ‘City Council Commission B for economic affairs demanded the city administration on Wednesday to take stern action against vendors who sold wild boar meat as cheap beef at marketplaces in the capital.’
    • ‘You can still follow the colonnaded main street of their city, and trace in the jumbled stones the outline of marketplaces, swimming pools and palaces.’
    • ‘Before his recapture, he stayed at inns or slept at video game rooms, all located in the vicinity of the two marketplaces.’
    • ‘I believe that they split the revenue according to the proportion of artists who are selling stuff in conventional marketplaces.’
    • ‘Several NGOs have social workers at railway stations, bus stands, marketplaces and other crowded locales to identify and relocate children who have run away from home.’
    • ‘In the marketplaces of towns like Maradi, food is plentiful, but many here simply can't afford to pay the high prices.’
    • ‘They restored their factories and their marketplaces.’
    • ‘It was the street food in crowded marketplaces.’
    • ‘So in the coming weeks, road users will have to exercise more tolerance when they find many parts of the city's streets around marketplaces occupied by these seasonal traders.’
    • ‘Aside from the shelters, many internally displaced people are living in schools, mosques, government offices and marketplaces.’
    • ‘Its new marketplaces, built in traditional style, broad avenues, parks and city-wide greenery cover a land where only a few decades ago the sands blew.’
    • ‘The ‘twists and turns in their lives’ are a subject of discussion that begins at marketplaces and continue even at the dinner table.’
    • ‘Using minimal props and costumes they create trumpeters and fairies, castles and marketplaces, with ease and clarity.’
    • ‘You can also find them close to important public buildings, marketplaces or subway stations.’
    • ‘Housing developments are the norm; shopping centers and strip malls have partially replaced the old marketplaces.’
    • ‘Anyone who's interested can learn something about the limits of political manipulation and the public's stubbornness just by visiting the nation's squares and marketplaces.’
    • ‘In the marketplaces, vegetable sellers pile their wares into colourful pyramids, shouting at passing donkeys intent on stealing a mouthful of spinach.’
    • ‘Fragments of India includes images and sounds from Hindu and Jain temples, Muslim tombs, mosques and marketplaces.’
    1. 1.1 The arena of commercial dealings:
      ‘the changing demands of the global marketplace’
      • ‘We could thus imagine various marketplaces facilitating commerce in live organs and tissues while restricting such commerce to a nation state or grouping of states such as the European Union.’
      • ‘Through that process we have emerged as a strong player and unlike those companies with a single global strategy we can operate well in regional marketplaces.’
      • ‘How many of our producers would spend money going to the US to find out what the world's biggest marketplace wants?’
      • ‘This is no way to be creative - it's no way to operate in a commercial marketplace today.’
      • ‘Branding your product or service is a good way to create recognition in the marketplace.’
      • ‘In the financial marketplace, the value of a stock can be driven up or down by expectations for the future.’
      • ‘The more you market, the more aware the marketplace will be of the services you offer.’
      • ‘The second reveals an unwillingness to face the commercial realities of the marketplace.’
      • ‘Our society depends on a free and robust marketplace not only of goods and services, but also ideas.’
      • ‘It must function in the same broadcast marketplace that commercial entities operate in.’
      • ‘In this world of outsourcing and global marketplaces, geographical borders seem to be fading.’
      • ‘Like all new inventions we will be interested to see whether the claims made of this product will satisfy the commercial and domestic marketplaces.’
      • ‘In general terms, they say, global competition in the local marketplace crowds out local variety.’
      • ‘Water is also becoming a valuable commodity traded in the global marketplace.’
      • ‘Several efforts have been made so far to create marketplaces for open source software, though none as yet employs a software completion bond mechanism.’
      • ‘The public now understands that medicine no longer controls its marketplace.’
      • ‘Of course, on a commercial level, stimulating fads is all about invigorating the marketplace.’
      • ‘For these musicians the local marketplace and the global market are at some level the same.’
      • ‘The Internet automates many business processes, it reduces costs, open up new marketplaces and empowers customers and potential customers alike.’
      • ‘There, banks are having to learn to dance to a new tune, participating as finance partners for such marketplaces - if they are involved at all.’

Pronunciation:

marketplace

/ˈmɑːkɪtpleɪs/