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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
1. (Professions) a person engaged in the purchase and sale of commodities for profit, esp on international markets; trader
2. (Commerce) chiefly US and Canadian a person engaged in retail trade
3. (Historical Terms) (esp in historical contexts) any trader
4. derogatory a person dealing or involved in something undesirable: a gossip merchant.
5. (Commerce) (modifier)
a. of the merchant navy: a merchant sailor.
b. of or concerned with trade: a merchant ship.
vb
(Commerce) (tr) to conduct trade in; deal in
[C13: from Old French, probably from Vulgar Latin mercātāre (unattested), from Latin mercārī to trade, from merx goods, wares]
ˈmerchant-ˌlike adj

Merchant

(ˈmɜːtʃənt)
n
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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
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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 ?
Sire, there was once upon a time a merchant who possessed great wealth, in land and merchandise, as well as in ready money.
The merchant, quite as much terrified at the hideous face of the monster as at his words, answered him tremblingly, "Alas, good sir, what can I have done to you to deserve death?
For, as a farmer cannot husband his ground so well, if he sit at a great rent; so the merchant cannot drive his trade so well, if he sit at great usury.
For if you reduce usury to one low rate, it will ease the common borrower, but the merchant will be to seek for money.
Exorbitant duties on imported articles would beget a general spirit of smuggling; which is always prejudicial to the fair trader, and eventually to the revenue itself: they tend to render other classes of the community tributary, in an improper degree, to the manufacturing classes, to whom they give a premature monopoly of the markets; they sometimes force industry out of its more natural channels into others in which it flows with less advantage; and in the last place, they oppress the merchant, who is often obliged to pay them himself without any retribution from the consumer.
There was once a merchant who had only one child, a son, that was very young, and barely able to run alone.
Meanwhile he conducted the service, but at the point at which he went out to the tomb of his predecessor, he staggered and would have fallen had he not been caught by a merchant standing behind him and by the monk acting as deacon.
The French merchant at his trading post, in these primitive days of Canada, was a kind of commercial patriarch.
Not a single merchant ever buys a forest without counting the trees, unless they get it given them for nothing, as you're doing now.
They are, we will suppose, a Merchant and a Physician, or in other words, an Equilateral Triangle and a Pentagon: how am I to distinguish them?
We cannot tell among the men who pass us, all clad alike in dull, sad-colored clothes, who is a knight and who is a merchant, who is a shoemaker and who is a baker.
The Emperor has deigned to summon us and the merchants.