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gro·cer

 (grō′sər, grō′shər)
n.
One that sells foodstuffs and various household supplies.

[Middle English, wholesaler, from Anglo-Norman grosser, from Medieval Latin grossārius, grocerius, from Late Latin grossus, thick.]

grocer

(ˈɡrəʊsə)
n
(Commerce) a dealer in foodstuffs and other household supplies
[C15: from Old French grossier, from gros large; see gross]

gro•cer

(ˈgroʊ sər)

n.
the owner or operator of a store that sells general food supplies and certain nonedible articles of household use.
[1325–75; < Old French gross(i)er wholesale merchant. See gross, -er2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grocer - a retail merchant who sells foodstuffs (and some household supplies)grocer - a retail merchant who sells foodstuffs (and some household supplies)
greengrocer - a grocer who sells fresh fruits and vegetables
merchandiser, merchant - a businessperson engaged in retail trade
Translations
بَقَّالبَقّال، بائِع الخَضراواتمَتْجَر البِقالَة
hokynářobchodník s potravinamipotaviny
købmandkøbmandsbutik
ruokakaupparuokakauppias
trgovac mješovitom robomtrgovina mješovite robe
nÿlenduvörukaupmaîur
食料雑貨商食料雑貨店
식료품 상인식료품점
bakalėjabakalėjininkas
pārtikas preču tirgotājs
obchodník s potravinami
špecerist
specerihandlare
คนขายของชำร้านขายของชำ
cửa hàng tạp hóangười bán tạp hóa

grocer

[ˈgrəʊsəʳ] N (esp Brit) → tendero/a m/f, almacenero/a m/f (S. Cone), abarrotero/a m/f (Andes, Mex, CAm), bodeguero/a m/f (Andes, Carib, CAm)
grocer's (shop)tienda f de comestibles, almacén m (S. Cone), tienda f de abarrotes (Andes, Mex, CAm), bodega f (Andes, Carib, CAm)

grocer

[ˈgrəʊsər] népicier m
He's a grocer → Il est épicier.
at the grocer's → à l'épicerie, chez l'épicier

grocer

nLebensmittelhändler(in) m(f), → Kaufmann m/-frau f; at the grocer’sim Lebensmittelladen, beim Kaufmann

grocer

[ˈgrəʊsəʳ] nnegoziante m/f di (generi) alimentari
grocer's (shop) → negozio di (generi) alimentari

grocer

(ˈgrəusə) noun
a person who sells certain kinds of food and household supplies.
ˈgroceries noun plural
food etc sold in a grocer's shop.

grocer

بَقَّال, مَتْجَر البِقالَة hokynář, potaviny købmand, købmandsbutik Lebensmittelhändler μπακάλικο, παντοπώλης colmado, tendero ruokakauppa, ruokakauppias épicerie, épicier trgovac mješovitom robom, trgovina mješovite robe droghiere, negoziante 食料雑貨商, 食料雑貨店 식료품 상인, 식료품점 kruidenier, kruidenierswinkel kjøpmann, kolonial sklep warzywny, właściciel sklepu spożywczego mercearia, merceeiro бакалейная лавка, бакалейщик specerihandlare คนขายของชำ, ร้านขายของชำ bakkal cửa hàng tạp hóa, người bán tạp hóa 食品商, 食品店
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The milkman, baker, grocer, and butcher inquired how she did, poor Mrs.
She had once been almost as emphatic in expressing herself upon the subject as the corner grocer.
If I had any capital to give them, I should make Frank a butcher, Cecil a baker, and Arthur a grocer -- those being the only human vocations I know of which are certain to be always in request.
The short, rather plump wife of a starved grocer, and the mother of two children withal, this lieutenant had already earned the complimentary name of The Vengeance.
Nor was it that the figs were moist and pulpy, or that the French plums blushed in modest tartness from their highly-decorated boxes, or that everything was good to eat and in its Christmas dress; but the customers were all so hurried and so eager in the hopeful promise of the day, that they tumbled up against each other at the door, crashing their wicker baskets wildly, and left their purchases upon the counter, and came running back to fetch them, and committed hundreds of the like mistakes, in the best humour possible; while the Grocer and his people were so frank and fresh that the polished hearts with which they fastened their aprons behind might have been their own, worn outside for general inspection, and for Christmas daws to peck at if they chose.
Pumblechook appeared to conduct his business by looking across the street at the saddler, who appeared to transact his business by keeping his eye on the coach-maker, who appeared to get on in life by putting his hands in his pockets and contemplating the baker, who in his turn folded his arms and stared at the grocer, who stood at his door and yawned at the chemist.
I'll go and ask the grocer if he will wait for his money till I get back--No, I'll send the sailor to ask him.
The reins flapped on the horse's back, the grocer was reading a newspaper.
The banker said it might do well enough for grocers, but that it would never be of any value to banking; and the grocer said it might do well enough for bankers, but that it would never be of any value to grocers.
The peerage without heredity; the National Guard, which puts on the same camp-bed the corner grocer and the marquis; the abolition of the entails demanded by a bourgeois lawyer; the Catholic Church deprived of its supremacy; and all the other legislative inventions of August, 1830,--were to du Bousquier the wisest possible application of the principles of 1793.
The city carpenters had erected scaffolds upon which the invited ladies were to be placed; the city grocer had ornamented the chambers with two hundred FLAMBEAUX if white wax, a piece of luxury unheard of at that period; and twenty violins were ordered, and the price for them fixed at double the usual rate, upon condition, said the report, that they should be played all night.
The same evening the grocer or grocers, druggist or druggists, come and say, `It was I who sold the arsenic to the gentleman;' and rather than not recognize the guilty purchaser, they will recognize twenty.