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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 ?
In which it is seen that the French Grocer had already been established in the Seventeenth Century
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.
His parent was a grocer in the city: and it was bruited abroad that he was admitted into Dr.
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."
In another moment, the grocer's boy passed on the opposite side of the street.
The last witness called was a grocer in the village, who kept the post-office.
Nothing would serve Maggy but that they must stop at a grocer's window, short of their destination, for her to show her learning.
Why, I've seen Kentuckians who hated whiskey, Virginians who weren't descended from Pocahontas, Indianians who hadn't written a novel, Mexicans who didn't wear velvet trousers with silver dollars sewed along the seams, funny Englishmen, spendthrift Yankees, cold-blooded Southerners, narrow- minded Westerners, and New Yorkers who were too busy to stop for an hour on the street to watch a one-armed grocer's clerk do up cranberries in paper bags.
Well, as this thing is over, I will try old Sweet, the grocer's daughter.
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.
There was no competition in it at present; the Church-people had their own grocer and draper; the Dissenters had theirs; and the two or three butchers found a ready market for their joints without strict reference to religious persuasion--except that the rector's wife had given a general order for the veal sweet- breads and the mutton kidneys, while Mr.