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Merchant

Merchant Meaning & Definition
Merchant Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Merchant?

[n] a businessperson engaged in retail trade

Synonyms | Synonyms for Merchant: merchandiser

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Merchant In Webster's Dictionary

\Mer"chant\, n. [OE. marchant, OF. marcheant, F. marchand, fr. LL. mercatans, -antis, p. pr. of mercatare to negotiate, L. mercari to traffic, fr. merx, mercis, wares. See {Market}, {Merit}, and cf. {Commerce}.] 1. One who traffics on a large scale, especially with foreign countries; a trafficker; a trader. Others, like merchants, venture trade abroad. --Shak. 2. A trading vessel; a merchantman. [Obs.] --Shak. 3. One who keeps a store or shop for the sale of goods; a shopkeeper. [U. S. & Scot.]
\Mer"chant\, a. Of, pertaining to, or employed in, trade or merchandise; as, the merchant service. {Merchant bar}, {Merchant iron} or {steel}, certain common sizes of wrought iron and steel bars. {Merchant service}, the mercantile marine of a country. --Am. Cyc. {Merchant ship}, a ship employed in commerce. {Merchant tailor}, a tailor who keeps and sells materials for the garments which he makes.
\Mer"chant\, v. i. To be a merchant; to trade. [Obs.]

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