from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One who owns or manages a shop.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who keeps a shop for the sale of goods; a trader who sells goods in a shop or by retail, in distinction from a merchant, or one who sells by wholesale; in general, a tradesman.
- noun An article that has been long on hand in a shop; as, that chair is an old shopkeeper.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A trader who sells goods in a shop, or by retail; -- in distinction from one who sells by wholesale.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
traderwho sells goodsin a shop, or by retail; -- in distinction from one who sells by wholesale, or sells door to door.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a merchant who owns or manages a shop
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So the shopkeeper is smiling and winking and turning on all his charm and I cannot find a door (and how telling that this Rush fan wasn't perceptive enough to realize I was constantly moving in order to escape?).
The shopkeeper is wildly defensive, determined not to “let this happen to him again”.
But then his brother's death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village.
Later in the day, the shopkeeper is driving home, when he spots the young woman standing waist deep in the water, shotgun in hand.
But six months ago, I started drinking half a glass of my urine every morning and I am practically healed, a shopkeeper from the capital Yaounde wrote to Le Messager newspaper.
The peasantry have long since disappeared, the independent shopkeeper is being destroyed, the small businessman is diminishing in numbers.
Many a small shopkeeper is utterly ruined by some rehousing scheme which takes no notice of his existence.
The thin Chinese shopkeeper types the price, RMB 1,200, on a calculator and hands it over with a flourish.
The name used by a squaddie entering one of these shops to the shopkeeper was always “Muckerjhee”, no matter what his real name.
I found, to my inexpressible satisfaction, the shopkeeper was my countryman.
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