HyperDic: monopoly

English > 3 senses of the word monopoly / Monopoly:
NOUNstatemonopoly(economics) a market in which there are many buyers but only one seller
statemonopolyexclusive / exclusive control or possession of something
actMonopolya board game in which players try to gain a monopoly on real estate as pieces advance around the board according to the throw of a die
monopoly / Monopoly > pronunciation
Soundsmahnaa'pahliy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > monopoly: 3 senses > noun 1, state
Meaning(economics) a market in which there are many buyers but only one seller.
Examples
  • "a monopoly on silver"
  • "when you have a monopoly you can ask any price you like"
Categoryeconomics, economic science, political economyThe branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
NarrowercornerA temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade
Broadermarket, marketplace, market placeThe world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold
Spanishmonopolio
Catalanmonopoli
Adjectivesmonopolistichaving exclusive / exclusive control over a commercial activity by possession or legal grant
Verbsmonopolize, monopolisehave or exploit a monopoly of
monopolizehave and control fully and exclusively
English > monopoly: 3 senses > noun 2, state
Meaningexclusive / exclusive control or possession of something.
Example"They have no monopoly on intelligence"
Broaderdominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency, controlThe state that exists when one person or group has power over another
Spanishmonopolio
Catalanmonopoli
Nounsmonopolistsomeone who monopolizes the means of producing or selling something
Verbsmonopolize, monopolisehave or exploit a monopoly of
monopolizehave and control fully and exclusively
English > Monopoly: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA board game in which players try to gain a monopoly on real estate as pieces advance around the board according to the throw of a die.
Broaderboard gameA game played on a specially designed board
Usage oftrademarkA formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer / manufacturer or distributor / distributor of a product
Spanishmonopoly, Monopoly
Catalanmonopoly

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