merchant definition

  • noun:
    • One whose profession may be the wholesale acquisition and retail purchase of products for profit.
    • one that runs a retail business; a shopkeeper.
    • somebody who traffics in products for revenue.
    • the master or operator of a retail company.
    • one that traffics on a sizable scale, specially with foreign countries; a trafficker; a trader.
    • A trading vessel; a merchantman.
    • person who keeps a store or look for the sale of goods; a shopkeeper.
    • one that is engaged in the business enterprise of shopping for commercial products and attempting to sell them once again with regard to profit; especially, one that buys and offers in amount or by wholesale.
    • A supercargo; anyone in control of the business enterprise affairs of a trading expedition.
    • A merchant ship or vessel; a merchantman.
    • A shop-keeper or store-keeper.
    • 5. A fellow; a chap.
    • a businessperson involved with retail trade
  • adjective:
    • Of or relating to merchants, product, or commercial trade: a merchant guild.
    • Of or regarding the vendor marine: merchant boats.
    • Of, pertaining to, or employed in, trade or merchandise.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To be a merchant; to trade.
  • others:
    • regarding trade or commerce; commercial: since, regulations business. See law.
    • Pertaining to merchants; of the mercantile class; engaged or utilized in trade or business.
    • To trade; get or sell; package; barter; traffic; negotiate.

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