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BLACK MARKET

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does black market mean? 

BLACK MARKET (noun)
  The noun BLACK MARKET has 2 senses:

1. people who engage in illicit trade
2. an illegal market in which goods or currencies are bought and sold in violation of rationing or controls

  Familiarity information: BLACK MARKET used as a noun is rare.


BLACK MARKET (verb)
  The verb BLACK MARKET has 1 sense:

1. deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor

  Familiarity information: BLACK MARKET used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BLACK MARKET (noun)


Sense 1black market [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

People who engage in illicit trade

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("black market" is a kind of...):

market (the customers for a particular product or service)

Meronyms (members of "black market"):

black marketeer (someone who engages illegally in trade in scarce or controlled commodities)


Sense 2black market [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An illegal market in which goods or currencies are bought and sold in violation of rationing or controls

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("black market" is a kind of...):

market; marketplace (the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold)


BLACK MARKET (verb)


Sense 1black market [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

black market; run

Hypernyms (to "black market" is one way to...):

merchandise; trade (engage in the trade of)

Domain category:

crime; law-breaking ((criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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