Definitions for mercantileˈmɜr kənˌtil, -ˌtaɪl, -tɪl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
mer•can•tileˈmɜr kənˌtil, -ˌtaɪl, -tɪl(adj.)
of or pertaining to merchants or trade; commercial.
of or pertaining to mercantilism.
Origin of mercantile:
1635–45; < F < It, =mercant(e) (< L mercāns, prp. of mercāri to trade; see merchant ) +-ile -ile2
of or relating to the economic system of mercantilism
"mercantile theories"; "mercantile system"
mercantile, mercenary, moneymaking(a)(adj)
"a commercial book"; "preached a mercantile and militant patriotism"- John Buchan; "a mercenary enterprise"; "a moneymaking business"
relating to or characteristic of trade or traders
"the mercantile North was forging ahead"- Van Wyck Brooks
Concerned with the exchange of goods for profit
of or pertaining to merchants, or the business of merchants; having to do with trade, or the buying and selling of commodities; commercial
The two-masted schooner Mercantile is a U.S. National Historic Landmark. The boat became a landmark in 1991.
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