Definitions for mercantileˈmɜr kənˌtil, -ˌtaɪl, -tɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mer•can•tileˈmɜr kənˌtil, -ˌtaɪl, -tɪl(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to merchants or trade; commercial.

    Category: Business

  2. of or pertaining to mercantilism.

    Category: Business

Origin of mercantile:

1635–45; < F < It, =mercant(e) (< L mercāns, prp. of mercāri to trade; see merchant ) +-ile -ile2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mercantile(adj)

    of or relating to the economic system of mercantilism

    "mercantile theories"; "mercantile system"

  2. mercantile, mercenary, moneymaking(a)(adj)

    profit oriented

    "a commercial book"; "preached a mercantile and militant patriotism"- John Buchan; "a mercenary enterprise"; "a moneymaking business"

  3. mercantile(adj)

    relating to or characteristic of trade or traders

    "the mercantile North was forging ahead"- Van Wyck Brooks


  1. mercantile(Adjective)

    Concerned with the exchange of goods for profit

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mercantile(adj)

    of or pertaining to merchants, or the business of merchants; having to do with trade, or the buying and selling of commodities; commercial


  1. Mercantile

    The two-masted schooner Mercantile is a U.S. National Historic Landmark. The boat became a landmark in 1991.


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