Definitions for merchantˈmɜr tʃənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mer•chantˈmɜr tʃənt(n.)

  1. a person whose business is buying and selling goods for profit; dealer; trader.

    Category: Business

  2. a storekeeper; retailer.

    Category: Business

  3. a person who deals or indulges in something undesirable:

    merchants of gloom and doom.

  4. (adj.)used for trade or commerce:

    a merchant ship.

    Category: Business

  5. pertaining to the merchant marine.

    Category: Nautical

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. merchant, merchandiser(noun)

    a businessperson engaged in retail trade

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. merchant(noun)ˈmɜr tʃənt

    a person or company that trades goods

    coffee merchants

Wiktionary

  1. merchant(Noun)

    A person who traffics in commodities for profit.

  2. merchant(Noun)

    The owner or operator of a retail business.

  3. Origin: From marchant, from marchant, from mercans, present participle of mercor, from merx, from merere; see mercy and merit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Merchant(noun)

    one who traffics on a large scale, especially with foreign countries; a trafficker; a trader

  2. Merchant(noun)

    a trading vessel; a merchantman

  3. Merchant(noun)

    one who keeps a store or shop for the sale of goods; a shopkeeper

  4. Merchant(adj)

    of, pertaining to, or employed in, trade or merchandise; as, the merchant service

  5. Merchant(verb)

    to be a merchant; to trade

Freebase

  1. Merchant

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'merchant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4732

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'merchant' in Nouns Frequency: #1429


Translations for merchant

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

merchant(noun)

a trader, especially wholesale, in goods of a particular kind

timber/tea/wine merchants.

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