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merchant

mer·chant

merchant

 
 
pronunciation:
muhr chnt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who buys goods and sells them for a profit.
Many Internet merchants start their businesses with a small amount of capital.We order our foods from various wholesale merchants.
synonyms:
dealer, trader
similar words:
broker, chandler, jobber, salesman, salesperson, saleswoman, seller, tradesman, tradeswoman, vendor, wholesaler
definition 2: an owner of a retail shop.
The jewelry merchant on the corner is closing his shop.
synonyms:
retailer, shopkeeper
similar words:
businessman, businesswoman, owner, storekeeper
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: relating to trade or business.
Is this a merchant account or a personal bank account?We only do business with merchant banks.
synonyms:
business, commercial
similar words:
mercantile, retail, trading, wholesale
definition 2: relating to the merchant marine.
Many merchant ships were attacked and lost during the war.
similar words:
marine, naval
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