Definitions for merchantˈmɜr tʃənt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word merchant
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person whose business is buying and selling goods for profit; dealer; trader.
a storekeeper; retailer.
a person who deals or indulges in something undesirable:
merchants of gloom and doom.
(adj.)used for trade or commerce:
a merchant ship.
pertaining to the merchant marine.
Origin of merchant:
1250–1300; ME marchant < OF marcheant < VL *mercātant- (s. of *mercātāns), prp. of *mercātāre, freq. of L mercārī to trade, der. of merx goods
a businessperson engaged in retail trade
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a person or company that trades goods
A person who traffics in commodities for profit.
The owner or operator of a retail business.
Origin: From marchant, from marchant, from mercans, present participle of mercor, from merx, from merere; see mercy and merit.
one who traffics on a large scale, especially with foreign countries; a trafficker; a trader
a trading vessel; a merchantman
one who keeps a store or shop for the sale of goods; a shopkeeper
of, pertaining to, or employed in, trade or merchandise; as, the merchant service
to be a merchant; to trade
A merchant is a businessperson who trades in commodities produced by others, in order to earn a profit. Merchants can be one of two types: ⁕A wholesale merchant operates in the chain between producer and retail merchant, typically dealing in large quantities of goods. Some wholesale merchants only organize the movement of goods rather than move the goods themselves. ⁕A retail merchant or retailer, sells commodities to consumers, usually in small quantities. A shop owner is a retail merchant.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'merchant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4732
Rank popularity for the word 'merchant' in Nouns Frequency: #1429
Translations for merchant
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a trader, especially wholesale, in goods of a particular kind
- تاجِر، تُجّارArabic
- comerciantePortuguese (BR)
- obchodník, -iceCzech
- der KaufmannGerman
- handelsmand; grossererDanish
- comerciante, mayoristaSpanish
- (stór)kaupmaður, heildsaliIcelandic
- pirklys, prekybininkasLithuanian
- kjøpmann, grossererNorwegian
- تجار، بازرگانPersian
- (оптовый) торговецRussian
- obchodník, -čkaSlovak
- köpman, grossistSwedish
- (批發)商人Chinese (Trad.)
- купець; торговецьUkrainian
- thương giaVietnamese
- （批发）商人Chinese (Simp.)
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