See also: Merchant
- merchaunt (obsolete)
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈmɝt͡ʃənt/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈmɜːtʃənt/
- Hyphenation: mer‧chant
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- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)tʃənt
merchant (plural merchants)
- A person who traffics in commodities for profit.
- Synonym: trader
- The owner or operator of a retail business.
- A trading vessel; a merchantman.
- 1610–1611 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene i], line 5:
- Every day, some sailor's wife, / The masters of some merchant, and the merchant, / Have just our theme of woe.
- (informal, sometimes derogatory) Someone who is noted for a stated type of activity or behaviour.
- He's some kind of speed merchant — he drives way too fast.
- Goal merchant Smith scored twice again in the match against Mudchester Rovers.
- (obsolete) A supercargo.
person who traffics in commodities
the owner or operator of a retail business
trading vessel — see cargo ship
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- As a resident of a region, to buy goods from a non-resident and sell them to another non-resident.
- a merchanting service