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black market Explained

black market at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] the system by which people illegally buy and sell foreign money, goods that are difficult to obtain etc// black market in// --There was a thriving black market in foreign currency.// --Many foods were only available on the black market .// --black market cigarettes// black economy//

black market at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Trading in violation of publicly imposed regulations such as rationing laws, laws against the sale of certain goods, and official rates of exchange among currencies. Black-market activity is common in wartime, when scarce goods and services are often strictly rationed (see rationing). Black-market foreign-exchange transactions flourish in countries where convertible foreign currency is scarce and foreign exchange is tightly controlled.

black market at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

64 Moby Thesaurus words for "black market":
Cosa Nostra, Mafia, actionable, against the law, anarchic,
anarchistic, anomic, black-marketeer, bootleg, bootlegging,
chargeable, contraband, contrary to law, criminal, felonious,
fence, flawed, gambling, gray market, illegal, illegal commerce,
illegal operations, illegitimate, illegitimate business, illicit,
illicit business, impermissible, irregular, justiciable, lawless,
loan-sharking, moonshine, moonshining, narcotics traffic,
nonconstitutional, nonlegal, nonlicit, organized crime, outlaw,
outlawed, prostitution, protection racket, punishable, push,
racket, shady dealings, shove, the rackets, the syndicate,
traffic in women, triable, unallowed, unauthorized,
unconstitutional, under-the-counter, under-the-table, unlawful,
unofficial, unstatutory, unwarrantable, unwarranted, usury,
white slavery, wrongful

black market at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

black market at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

black market
n 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
v : deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor [syn: {run}]

black market at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* black-market Inter: qualifier » attributive use


Inter: en-noun » head=black market
  • trade that is in violation of restrictions, rationing or price controls
    1. 22 March 2012, Scott Tobias, AV Club The Hunger Games[,71293/]
    2. : In District 12, a dirt-poor coal-mining community that looks like a Dorothea Lange photograph, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) quietly rebels against the system by hunting game in a forbidden area with her friend Gale (Liam Hemsworth) and trading it on the black market.
    3. the people who engage in such trade (considered as a group), or that sector of the economy

      See also

      * Inter: pedialit » e


      Inter: trans-top » trade that is in violation of restrictions, rationing or price controls

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|سوق سوداء|f|tr=sūq sawdāʾ|sc=Arab
  • Inter: trreq » Armenian
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|чорны рынак|m|tr=čórny rýnak|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|mercat negre|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|黑市|tr=hēishì|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|černý trh|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|musta pörssi
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|marché noir|m
  • Inter: trreq » Georgian
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Schwarzmarkt|m
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|שוק שחור|m|tr=shúk shakhór|sc=Hebr
  • Inter: trreq » Hindi
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|feketepiac

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|闇市|tr=やみいち, yamiichi|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|闇市場|tr=やみいちば, yamiichiba|sc=Jpan
    • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|암시장|tr=amsijang|sc=Kore
    • Inter: trreq » Latvian
    • Inter: trreq » Lithuanian
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|czarny rynek
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|piață neagră|f
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|чёрный рынок|m|sc=Cyrl|tr=čórnyj rýnok
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|mercado negro|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|svart börs|c, Inter: t- » sv|svart marknad|c
    • Inter: trreq » Thai
    • Inter: trreq » Turkish
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|чорний ринок|m|tr=čórnyj rýnok|sc=Cyrl
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t- » vi|chợ đen

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » people who engage in such trade or that sector of the economy
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|musta pörssi
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Schwarzmarkt|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|чёрный рынок|m|sc=Cyrl|tr=čórnyj rýnok
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|svartabörshaj|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » black market
    Translation: fr » black market
    Translation: ko » black market
    Translation: kn » black market
    Translation: hu » black market
    Translation: pl » black market
    Translation: fi » black market
    Translation: sv » black market
    Translation: ta » black market
    Translation: vi » black market