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Definitions for grocery
ˈgroʊ sə ri, ˈgroʊs rigro·ce·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grocery store, grocery, food market, marketnoun

    a marketplace where groceries are sold

    "the grocery store included a meat market"

  2. grocery, foodstuffnoun

    (usually plural) consumer goods sold by a grocer


  1. grocerynoun

    Usually groceries; retail foodstuffs and other household supplies.

  2. grocerynoun

    A shop or store that sells groceries; a grocery store.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Grocerynoun

    Grocers ware, such as tea; sugar; raisins; spice.

    Etymology: from grocer.

    His troops, being now in a country where they were not expected, met with many cart-loads of wine, grocery, and tobacco. Edward Hyde, b. viii.


  1. grocery

    A grocery refers to a store or shop where food and other household items are sold. It can also refer to the items themselves that are purchased from such a store. Groceries typically include products like fruits, vegetables, dairy products, meats, canned goods, toiletries, cleaning supplies and other consumables.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grocerynoun

    the commodities sold by grocers, as tea, coffee, spices, etc.; -- in the United States almost always in the plural form, in this sense

  2. Grocerynoun

    a retail grocer's shop or store

  3. Etymology: [F. grosserie wholesale. See Grocer.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Grocery

    An Americanism for a grocer’s store or shop. Also used in the plural sense for commodities dealt in by a grocer; corresponding to our “groceries.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grocery in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grocery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of grocery in a Sentence

  1. The Calvert County Health Department:

    As a result of chronic overcrowding in grocery and convenience stores, as well as some other retailers, the Health Department has acted on Governor Hogans directive to institute new policies to decrease virus transmission.

  2. Pen Farthing:

    One day you are fighting the Taliban, and the next day you are home and grocery shopping, when I got home, I thought, 'What am I doing here?' I didn't want to leave Afghanistan forever.

  3. Mike Matei:

    I hate cooking. Bores the shit out of me to stand over a stove or wait for an oven. And having to pick up stuff at a grocery store sucks.

  4. The CDC:

    Before purchasing romaine lettuce at a grocery store or eating it at a restaurant, confirm with the store or restaurant that is not chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma Arizona growing region. If you cannot confirm the source of the romaine lettuce, do not buy it or eat it.

  5. Anthony Love via AP:

    I’ve really seen the students take pride in working in the store, they’re excited about coming to school. They’re excited about helping in the grocery store and just being a part of it.

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