Found 2 items, similar to Market garden.
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Definition: market garden
n : a garden where fruit and vegetables are grown for marketing
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Definition: Market garden
(g[aum]r"d'n; 277), n. [OE. gardin, OF. gardin,
jardin, F. jardin, of German origin; cf. OHG. garto, G.
garten; akin to AS. geard. See Yard
1. A piece of ground appropriated to the cultivation of
herbs, fruits, flowers, or vegetables.
2. A rich, well-cultivated spot or tract of country.
I am arrived from fruitful Lombardy,
The pleasant garden of great Italy. --Shak.
Note: Garden is often used adjectively or in self-explaining
compounds; as, garden flowers, garden tools, garden
walk, garden wall, garden house or gardenhouse.
, an ornamental plant (Impatiens Balsamina
, a wheelbarrow tank and pump for watering
(a) A bell glass for covering plants.
(b) A globe of dark-colored glass, mounted on a pedestal,
to reflect surrounding objects; -- much used as an
ornament in gardens in Germany.
(a) A summer house. --Beau. & Fl.
(b) A privy. [Southern U.S.]
, the raising on a small scale of seeds,
fruits, vegetables, etc., for sale.
or Garden mould
, rich, mellow earth which is
fit for a garden. --Mortimer.
, a cast nail, used for fastening vines to brick
, a net for covering fruits trees, vines, etc.,
to protect them from birds.
, a social party held out of doors, within the
grounds or garden attached to a private residence.
, a plot appropriated to a garden.
, a watering pot.
, a garden engine; a barrow pump.
, large shears, for clipping trees and hedges,
, (Zo["o]l.), the diadem spider (Epeira diadema
), common in gardens, both in Europe and America.
It spins a geometrical web. See Geometric spider
, a stand for flower pots.
, vegetables raised in a garden. [Colloq.]
, a syringe for watering plants, sprinkling
them with solutions for destroying insects, etc.
, vegetables raised for the market. [Colloq.]
, garden truck. [Obs.] --Mortimer.
, Botanic garden
, etc. See under Bear
. See under Hanging
, a garden where vegetables are cultivated
for household use.
, a piece of ground where vegetable are
cultivated to be sold in the markets for table use.
, n. [Akin to D. markt, OHG. mark[=a]t,
merk[=a]t, G. markt; all fr.L. mercatus trade, market place,
fr. mercari, p. p. mercatus, to trade, traffic, merx, mercis,
ware, merchandise, prob. akin to merere to deserve, gain,
acquire: cf. F. march['e]. See Merit
, and cf. Merchant
1. A meeting together of people, at a stated time and place,
for the purpose of buying and selling (as cattle,
provisions, wares, etc.) by private purchase and sale, and
not by auction; as, a market is held in the town every
week; a farmers' market.
He is wit's peddler; and retails his wares
At wakes, and wassails, meetings, markets, fairs.
Three women and a goose make a market. --Old Saying.
2. A public place (as an open space in a town) or a large
building, where a market is held; a market place or market
house; esp., a place where provisions are sold.
There is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool.
--John v. 2.
3. An opportunity for selling or buying anything; demand, as
shown by price offered or obtainable; as, to find a market
for one's wares; there is no market for woolen cloths in
that region; India is a market for English goods; there
are none for sale on the market; the best price on the
[1913 Webster +PJC]
There is a third thing to be considered: how a
market can be created for produce, or how production
can be limited to the capacities of the market. --J.
4. Exchange, or purchase and sale; traffic; as, a dull
market; a slow market.
5. The price for which a thing is sold in a market; market
price. Hence: Value; worth.
What is a man
If his chief good and market of his time
Be but to sleep and feed? --Shak.
6. (Eng. Law) The privelege granted to a town of having a
7. A specified group of potential buyers, or a region in
which goods may be sold; a town, region, or country, where
the demand exists; as, the under-30 market; the New Jersey
Note: Market is often used adjectively, or in forming
compounds of obvious meaning; as, market basket, market
day, market folk, market house, marketman, market
place, market price, market rate, market wagon, market
woman, and the like.
, a swaggering bully; a noisy braggart. [Obs.]
, a bell rung to give notice that buying and
selling in a market may begin. [Eng.] --Shak.
, a cross set up where a market is held.
, a garden in which vegetables are raised for
, the raising of vegetables for market.
, an open square or place in a town where
markets or public sales are held.
, a town that has the privilege of a stated