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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
References in classic literature ?
At that time, as they do now, grocers wore the cavalier mustache and the lansquenet beard, only the money baths, already rare in those days, have become almost unknown now.
In which it is seen that the French Grocer had already been established in the Seventeenth Century
A dreadful day it was for young Dobbin when one of the youngsters of the school, having run into the town upon a poaching excursion for hardbake and polonies, espied the cart of Dobbin & Rudge, Grocers and Oilmen, Thames Street, London, at the Doctor's door, discharging a cargo of the wares in which the firm dealt.
Some of them had been lounging in the rain until the gate should open; others, who had timed their arrival with greater nicety, were coming up now, and passing in with damp whitey-brown paper bags from the grocers, loaves of bread, lumps of butter, eggs, milk, and the like.
Amongst us a simpleton, possessed by the demon of hate or cupidity, who has an enemy to destroy, or some near relation to dispose of, goes straight to the grocer's or druggist's, gives a false name, which leads more easily to his detection than his real one, and under the pretext that the rats prevent him from sleeping, purchases five or six grammes of arsenic -- if he is really a cunning fellow, he goes to five or six different druggists or grocers, and thereby becomes only five or six times more easily traced; -- then, when he has acquired his specific, he administers duly to his enemy, or near kinsman, a dose of arsenic which would make a mammoth or mastodon burst, and which, without rhyme or reason, makes his victim utter groans which alarm the entire neighborhood.
or, if new grocers were to fill their windows with mountains of currants and sugar, made seductive by contrast and tickets,--what security was there for Grimworth, that a vagrant spirit in shopping, once introduced, would not in the end carry the most important families to the larger market town of Cattleton, where, business being done on a system of small profits and quick returns, the fashions were of the freshest, and goods of all kinds might be bought at an advantage?
The comte, on arriving at the Rue des Lombards, found the shop of the grocer in great confusion; but it was not the encumberment of a lucky sale, or that of an arrival of goods.
The reins flapped on the horse's back, the grocer was reading a newspaper.
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 last witness called was a grocer in the village, who kept the post-office.
It seems Tom had cast an eye on the daughter of a grocer of reputed wealth, who had attracted the attention of another person of his own school.
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.