What does the word mart mean?

Usage examples for mart

  1. Go where the maiden on a marriage plan goes, Consigned for wedlock to Calcutta's quay, Where woman goes for mart, the same as mangoes, And think of me! – The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by Thomas Hood
  2. Hear ye not the hum Of mighty workings in the human mart? – Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends by John Keats
  3. An oil- cloth, with large flowers painted on its surface, spreads the floor, while an air of neatness reigns throughout the establishment singularly at variance with the outer mart, where Mr. Forshou sells his men, women, and little children. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams