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mer·chant

 (mûr′chənt)
n.
1. One whose occupation is the wholesale purchase and retail sale of goods for profit.
2. One who runs a retail business; a shopkeeper.
adj.
1. Of or relating to merchants, merchandise, or commercial trade: a merchant guild.
2. Of or relating to the merchant marine: merchant ships.

[Middle English marchaunt, from Old French marcheant, from Vulgar Latin *mercātāns, present participle of *mercātāre, frequentative of Latin mercārī, to trade, from merx, merc-, merchandise.]

Merchant

(ˈmɜːtʃənt)
n
(Biography) Ismail (ˈɪzmeɪəl). 1936–2005, Indian film producer, noted for his collaboration with James Ivory on such films as Shakespeare Wallah (1965), The Europeans (1979), A Room with a View (1986), The Remains of the Day (1993), and The Golden Bowl (2000)

Merchant

(ˈmɜːtʃənt)
n
(Biography) Ismail (ˈɪzmeɪəl). 1936–2005, Indian film producer, noted for his collaboration with James Ivory on such films as Shakespeare Wallah (1965), The Europeans (1979), A Room with a View (1986), The Remains of the Day (1993), and The Golden Bowl (2000)

mer•chant

(ˈmɜr tʃənt)

n.
1. a person whose business is buying and selling goods for profit; dealer; trader.
2. a storekeeper; retailer.
3. a person who deals or indulges in something undesirable: merchants of gloom and doom.
adj.
4. used for trade or commerce: a merchant ship.
5. pertaining to the merchant marine.
[1250–1300; Middle English marchant < Old French marcheant < Vulgar Latin *mercātant- (s. of *mercātāns), present participle of *mercātāre, frequentative of Latin mercārī to trade, derivative of merx goods]

merchant

, merchandise - Merchant and merchandise come from Latin mercari, "to trade."
See also related terms for merchandise.

merchant


Past participle: merchanted
Gerund: merchanting

Imperative
merchant
merchant
Present
I merchant
you merchant
he/she/it merchants
we merchant
you merchant
they merchant
Preterite
I merchanted
you merchanted
he/she/it merchanted
we merchanted
you merchanted
they merchanted
Present Continuous
I am merchanting
you are merchanting
he/she/it is merchanting
we are merchanting
you are merchanting
they are merchanting
Present Perfect
I have merchanted
you have merchanted
he/she/it has merchanted
we have merchanted
you have merchanted
they have merchanted
Past Continuous
I was merchanting
you were merchanting
he/she/it was merchanting
we were merchanting
you were merchanting
they were merchanting
Past Perfect
I had merchanted
you had merchanted
he/she/it had merchanted
we had merchanted
you had merchanted
they had merchanted
Future
I will merchant
you will merchant
he/she/it will merchant
we will merchant
you will merchant
they will merchant
Future Perfect
I will have merchanted
you will have merchanted
he/she/it will have merchanted
we will have merchanted
you will have merchanted
they will have merchanted
Future Continuous
I will be merchanting
you will be merchanting
he/she/it will be merchanting
we will be merchanting
you will be merchanting
they will be merchanting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been merchanting
you have been merchanting
he/she/it has been merchanting
we have been merchanting
you have been merchanting
they have been merchanting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been merchanting
you will have been merchanting
he/she/it will have been merchanting
we will have been merchanting
you will have been merchanting
they will have been merchanting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been merchanting
you had been merchanting
he/she/it had been merchanting
we had been merchanting
you had been merchanting
they had been merchanting
Conditional
I would merchant
you would merchant
he/she/it would merchant
we would merchant
you would merchant
they would merchant
Past Conditional
I would have merchanted
you would have merchanted
he/she/it would have merchanted
we would have merchanted
you would have merchanted
they would have merchanted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.merchant - a businessperson engaged in retail trademerchant - a businessperson engaged in retail trade
baker - someone who bakes commercially
book seller, bookdealer - a dealer in books; a merchant who sells books
bourgeois, businessperson - a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise
butcher, meatman - a retailer of meat
clothier, haberdasher - a merchant who sells men's clothing
grain merchant - a merchant who deals in food grains
grocer - a retail merchant who sells foodstuffs (and some household supplies)
hatmaker, hatter, milliner, modiste - someone who makes and sells hats
jeweler, jeweller - someone in the business of selling jewelry
poulterer, poultryman - a dealer in poultry and poultry products
retail merchant, retailer - a merchant who sells goods at retail
rug merchant - a merchant who sells rugs
salt merchant, salter - someone who makes or deals in salt
schlockmeister, shlockmeister - (slang) a merchant who deals in shoddy or inferior merchandise
marketer, seller, trafficker, vender, vendor - someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money
market keeper, shopkeeper, storekeeper, tradesman - a merchant who owns or manages a shop
stationer, stationery seller - a merchant who sells writing materials and office supplies
bargainer, dealer, monger, trader - someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
merchant-venturer, venturer - a merchant who undertakes a trading venture (especially a venture that sends goods overseas)
vintner, wine merchant - someone who sells wine

merchant

noun tradesman, dealer, trader, broker, retailer, supplier, seller, salesman, vendor, shopkeeper, trafficker, wholesaler, purveyor Any good wine merchant would be able to advise you.
Quotations
"A merchant shall hardly keep himself from doing wrong" Bible: Ecclesiasticus

merchant

noun
A person engaged in buying and selling:
verb
To offer for sale:
Translations
تاجِر، تُجّار
obchodník-icekupec
grossererhandelsmand
kauppias
kereskedő
kaupmaîur, heildsali
prekinis laivasprekybininkasprekybos laivynas
lieltirgotājstirgotājs
kupec
trgovec
köpman

merchant

[ˈmɜːtʃənt]
A. N
1. (= trader, dealer) → comerciante mf; (= retailer) → minorista mf, detallista mf
a diamond merchantun comerciante de diamantes
a wine merchantun vinatero
"The Merchant of Venice""El Mercader de Venecia"
2.tío m, sujeto m
B. CPD merchant bank Nbanco m mercantil or comercial
merchant banker N (Brit) → ejecutivo/a m/f de un banco mercantil or comercial
merchant marine N (US) = merchant navy merchant navy Nmarina f mercante
merchant seaman Nmarino m mercante
merchant ship Nbuque m mercante
merchant shipping Nmarina f mercante; (= ships) → buques mpl mercantes

merchant

[ˈmɜːrtʃənt]
n (= trader, dealer) → négociant(e) m/f, marchand(e) m/f
timber merchant → négociant en bois, marchand de bois
modif [ship, vessel] → marchand(e) merchant fleetmerchant bank n (British)banque f d'affairesmerchant banker nbanquier/ière m/f d'affairesmerchant fleet nflotte f marchande

merchant

n
Kaufmann m/-frau f; corn/fruit/diamond merchantGetreide-/Obst-/Diamantenhändler(in) m(f)
(Brit inf) → Typ m (sl); he’s a real speed merchantder ist ein Raser (inf), → der fährt wie die gesengte Sau (inf); he is a rip-off merchanter zockt seine Kunden ganz schön ab (inf)

merchant

in cpdsHandels-;
merchant bank
n (Brit) → Handelsbank f
merchant banker
n (Brit) → Handelsbankier m
merchant fleet
merchantman
nHandelsschiff nt
merchant marine
n (US) → Handelsmarine f
merchant navy
n (Brit) → Handelsmarine f
merchant prince
nreicher Kaufmann, Handelsboss m (inf)
merchant seaman
nMatrose min der Handelsmarine
merchant ship
nHandelsschiff nt

merchant

[ˈmɜːtʃnt] n (trader) → commerciante m/f; (shopkeeper) → negoziante m/f, commerciante m/f
timber/wine merchant → commerciante di legname/vino

merchant

(ˈməːtʃənt) noun
a trader, especially wholesale, in goods of a particular kind. timber/tea/wine merchants.
merchant marine/navy/service
the ships of a country that are employed in trading, and their crews. His son has joined the merchant navy.
merchant ship
a ship involved in trade.
References in classic literature ?
He wants me to be an India merchant, as he was, and I'd rather be shot.
Hardy, the vehicle merchant of Winesburg, like thousands of other men of his times, was an enthu- siast on the subject of education.
He was a grain merchant and cattle-buyer, and was generally considered the most enterprising business man in our county.
In the way of movement and human life, there was the hasty rattle of a cab or coach, its driver protected by a waterproof cap over his head and shoulders; the forlorn figure of an old man, who seemed to have crept out of some subterranean sewer, and was stooping along the kennel, and poking the wet rubbish with a stick, in quest of rusty nails; a merchant or two, at the door of the post-office, together with an editor and a miscellaneous politician, awaiting a dilatory mail; a few visages of retired sea-captains at the window of an insurance office, looking out vacantly at the vacant street, blaspheming at the weather, and fretting at the dearth as well of public news as local gossip.
Here, likewise -- the germ of the wrinkle-browed, grizzly-bearded, careworn merchant -- we have the smart young clerk, who gets the taste of traffic as a wolf-cub does of blood, and already sends adventures in his master's ships, when he had better be sailing mimic boats upon a mill-pond.
But wherefore it was that after having repeatedly smelt the sea as a merchant sailor, I should now take it into my head to go on a whaling voyage; this the invisible police officer of the Fates, who has the constant surveillance of me, and secretly dogs me, and influences me in some unaccountable way --he can better answer than any one else.
But a day or two after, you look about you, and prick your ears in this self-same ship; and were it not for the tell-tale boats and try-works, you would all but swear you trod some silent merchant vessel, with a most scrupulously neat commander.
It must have been old Durham in the beginning; it was a heritage which the self-made merchant had left to his son, along with his millions.
1] The Merchant of Venice, Act 1, scene 2, lines 17-18.
Nothing easier: the old merchant dragged in the dummy, brushed him off with a broom, stripped him, and shipped the clothes to the hotel.
Now and then he got a job of surveying to do, and now and then a merchant got him to straighten out his books.
Miss Hawkins was the youngest of the two daughters of a Bristol merchant, of course, he must be called; but, as the whole of the profits of his mercantile life appeared so very moderate, it was not unfair to guess the dignity of his line of trade had been very moderate also.