a businessperson engaged in retail trade
A person who traffics in commodities for profit.
The owner or operator of a retail business.
Etymology: From marchant, from marchant, from mercans, present participle of mercor, from merx, from merere; see mercy and merit.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
One who trafficks to remote countries.
Etymology: marchand, French.
France hath flaw’d the league, and hath attach’d
Our merchants goods at Bourdeaux. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
The Lord hath given a commandment against the merchant city to destroy the strong holds thereof. Isa. xxiii. 11.
The most celebrated merchants in the world were situated in the island of Tyre. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 42.
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
Etymology: [OE. marchant, OF. marcheant, F. marchand, fr. LL. mercatans, -antis, p. pr. of mercatare to negotiate, L. mercari to traffic, fr. merx, mercis, wares. See Market, Merit, and cf. Commerce.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mėr′chant, n. one who carries on trade, esp. on a large scale: one who buys and sells goods: a trader: (obs.) a supercargo: a merchant-vessel.—adj. pertaining to trade or merchandise.—v.i. Merch′and (Bacon), to trade or traffic.—n. Mer′chandīse, goods bought and sold for gain: (B. and Shak.) trade: dealing.—adjs. Mer′chantable, suitable for sale: inferior to the very best, but suitable for ordinary purposes; Mer′chant-like (Shak.), like a merchant.—ns. Mer′chantman, a trading-ship: (B.) a merchant:—pl. Mer′chantmen; Mer′chantry, the business of a merchant; merchants collectively.—Merchant prince, one who has made a great fortune as a merchant; Merchant service, the ships, &c., engaged in commerce: the commerce which is carried on by sea; Merchant ship or vessel, a ship used for carrying goods; Merchant tailor, a tailor who supplies the cloth for the clothes which he makes. [Fr. marchand.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'merchant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4732
Rank popularity for the word 'merchant' in Nouns Frequency: #1429
The numerical value of merchant in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of merchant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
A traveler must have the back of an ass to bear all, a tongue like the tail of a dog to flatter all, the mouth of a hog to eat what is set before him, the ear of a merchant to hear all and say nothing.
We are disappointed the request for a stay was denied, we will move forward to modify the non-discrimination provisions in our merchant contracts, per the trial court's remedy.
Two years ago, we were in this super high investment phase where we were creating a lot of consumer and merchant traction on the platform, we have found that it is easier — much easier — than two years ago to acquire and retain customers, hence, we are spending a lot less.
There is timing in the whole life of the warrior, in his thriving and declining, in his harmony and discord. Similarly, there is timing in the Way of the merchant, in the rise and fall of capital. All things entail rising and falling timing. You must be able to discern this.
The god of the cannibals will be a cannibal, of the crusaders a crusader, and of the merchants a merchant.
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- koopman, handelaarAfrikaans
- mercaderCatalan, Valencian
- obchodník, kupecCzech
- Kauffrau, KaufmannGerman
- έμπορος, εμπορευόμενοςGreek
- mercader, comercianteSpanish
- بازرگان, تاجرPersian
- ceannaiche, marsal, malairtiche, màlairScottish Gaelic
- negoziante, commerciante, mercanteItalian
- 상인, 商人Korean
- mercator, negotiatorLatin
- дуќанџија, трговецMacedonian
- merkantier, tas-suq, merkantieraMaltese
- mercador, comerciantePortuguese
- comerciant, negustorRomanian
- купец, торговецRussian
- handelsman, köpmanSwedish
- thương giaVietnamese
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