from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One whose occupation is the wholesale purchase and retail sale of goods for profit.
- n. One who runs a retail business; a shopkeeper.
- adj. Of or relating to merchants, merchandise, or commercial trade: a merchant guild.
- adj. Of or relating to the merchant marine: merchant ships.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who traffics in commodities for profit.
- n. The owner or operator of a retail business.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who traffics on a large scale, especially with foreign countries; a trafficker; a trader.
- n. A trading vessel; a merchantman.
- n. One who keeps a store or shop for the sale of goods; a shopkeeper.
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or employed in, trade or merchandise.
- intransitive v. To be a merchant; to trade.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is engaged in the business of buying commercial commodities and selling them again for the sake of profit; especially, one who buys and sells in quantity or by wholesale.
- n. A supercargo; the person in charge of the business affairs of a trading expedition.
- n. A merchant ship or vessel; a merchantman.
- n. A shop-keeper or store-keeper.
- n. 5. A fellow; a chap.
- Relating to trade or commerce; commercial: as, the law merchant. See law.
- Pertaining to merchants; belonging to the mercantile class; engaged or used in trade or commerce.
- To trade; buy or sell; deal; barter; traffic; negotiate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a businessperson engaged in retail trade
Mr. Robinson's arrival was several years after Gap's 1990s heyday, under former CEO Millard "Mickey" Drexler, who now runs J.Crew Group Inc. Mr. Drexler, whose eye for style earned him the nickname "merchant prince," had carried Gap through a period of explosive growth alongside the advent of "business casual" attire.
The French accordingly, judging from what they see at home, have a very contemptible idea of the term merchant; and if a foreign traveller of this class should wish to be admitted into good company, let him pass by any other name than that of a marchand or negociant.
On another matter, great news from India - the government is considering privatized airports, but using the term merchant airports.
To the Chinese the merchant is the most important member of the community, he is the most honoured, and consequently, I am told, the Chinese merchant, being honoured is honourable.
Mr. ROSS MIRKARIMI (Supervisor, District 5, San Francisco): They're using Haight Street for right or wrong reasons as the poster child, but it's a citywide law, both in merchant quarters and residential communities, neighborhoods.
While thus equipping, myself to become a brain merchant, it was inevitable that I should delve into sociology.
"Our survey of 10 games on both sites suggests that the Amazon merchant is offering a slight premium to GameStop for a number of trade-ins."
If a merchant is suspicious of you, they are supposed to make a "Code 10" call.
No oracular revelations, though I did enjoy his definition of merchant banking, a term whose meaning had always eluded me.
When investigating the disappearance of a grain merchant, the three nice discover signs of the existence of a traitor, and end up uncovering a conspiracy that could lead to civil war.