From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe marketthe marketa) BFSthe stock market Most analysts are forecasting a further downturn in the market. As soon as she graduated from college, she started to play the market (=risk money on the stock market). The markets (=all the stock markets in the world) are better prepared for a weakening economy than they were ten years ago. b) BBTthe total amount of trade in a particular kind of goods Honda is trying to increase its market share. the state of the art marketthe housing/property etc market Investors in the property market are worried about rising inflation.the market in the world market in aluminum → bear market, bull market c) BBTthe system in which all prices and wages depend on what goods people want to buy, how many they buy etc The president believes prices should be determined by the market, not the government. → free market → market
Examples from the Corpusmarket in• Think you've bloody cornered the market in love, don't you?• When stock prices are volatile, investors often flee the market in favor of less risky money-market mutual funds.• There were more Crips and they had a larger share of the market in illegal drugs.• The system was developed over a period of about 10 years and arrived on the market in three stages.• Both the Ford and Nissan models should be on the market in time for summer.• Nobody has a corner on the market in guns and drugs.• There are currently nine anti-HIV drugs on the market in this country.• Since Prozac went on the market in the late 1980s, it has been featured in books, jokes and murder trials.