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Definitions and Synonyms of black market | Another word for black market | What is black market?

Definition 1: an illegal market in which goods or currencies are bought and sold in violation of rationing or controls - [noun denoting act]

(black market is a kind of ...) the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold

"without competition there would be no market" "they were driven from the marketplace"

Definition 2: people who engage in illicit trade - [noun denoting group]

(black market is a kind of ...) the customers for a particular product or service

"before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it"

(black market is a member of ...) someone who engages illegally in trade in scarce or controlled commodities

Definition 3: deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for black market in the sense of this definition

(black market is a kind of ...) engage in the trade of

"he is merchandising telephone sets"

(black market has a similar meaning as ...) travel a route regularly

"Ships ply the waters near the coast"

(black market belongs to category ...) (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act

"a long record of crimes"

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