Meaning of sharemarket in English:

sharemarket

noun

Australian, New Zealand
  • A market in which securities are bought and sold; a stock exchange.

    ‘concerns remain about the value of the sharemarket’
    ‘the pace of US economic growth sent world sharemarkets down overnight’
    • ‘Trading in Auckland International Airport was the salient point in lacklustre trade on the New Zealand sharemarket this morning.’
    • ‘The discounted sale was the main feature on the sharemarket today.’
    • ‘There was even talk of them floating their company on the sharemarket.’
    • ‘We're now being assailed with everything from a sharemarket crash to an early election.’
    • ‘Maybe they have decided to list on the sharemarket now for a very good reason.’
    • ‘I guess their only regret is that they will have to watch their former spouses' hard-earned savings frittered away on the sharemarket.’
    • ‘The overall sharemarket was up 0.7 of one per cent.’
    • ‘It's one of a number of big-ticket sharemarket floats scheduled over the next two months.’
    • ‘He gave up this business just before the sharemarket crash in 1987.’
    • ‘We need to grow the New Zealand sharemarket by providing more opportunities for New Zealanders to invest in businesses that there is no purpose in the Government continuing to hold.’

Origin

Mid 19th century from share + market.

Pronunciation

sharemarket

/ˈʃɛːmɑːkɪt/