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mart1

[mahrt] /mɑrt/
noun
1.
market; trading center; trade center.
2.
a building, center, or exposition for the sale of goods by manufacturers and wholesalers to retail merchants.
3.
Archaic. a fair.
4.
Obsolete, bargain.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Middle Dutch mar(c)t market

mart2

[mahrt] /mɑrt/
noun, Scot. and North England
1.
a cow or ox fattened for slaughter.
Origin
1300-50; Middle English < Scots Gaelic; compare MIr mart ox or cow slaughtered for meat, carcass, hence a live ox or cow
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British Dictionary definitions for mart

mart

/mɑːt/
noun
1.
a market or trading centre
Word Origin
C15: from Middle Dutch martmarket
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Word Origin and History for mart
n.

"market, gathering for buying and selling," mid-15c., from Middle Dutch markt, from Latin mercatus "trade" (see market).

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