Definition of Merchant. Meaning of Merchant. Synonyms of Merchant

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Definition of Merchant

Merchant
Merchant Mer"chant, n. [OE. marchant, OF. marcheant, F. marchand, fr. LL. mercatans, -antis, p. pr. of mercatare to negotiate, L. mercari to traffic, fr. merx, mercis, wares. See Market, Merit, and cf. Commerce.] 1. One who traffics on a large scale, especially with foreign countries; a trafficker; a trader. Others, like merchants, venture trade abroad. --Shak. 2. A trading vessel; a merchantman. [Obs.] --Shak. 3. One who keeps a store or shop for the sale of goods; a shopkeeper. [U. S. & Scot.]
Merchant
Merchant Mer"chant, a. Of, pertaining to, or employed in, trade or merchandise; as, the merchant service. Merchant bar, Merchant iron or steel, certain common sizes of wrought iron and steel bars. Merchant service, the mercantile marine of a country. --Am. Cyc. Merchant ship, a ship employed in commerce. Merchant tailor, a tailor who keeps and sells materials for the garments which he makes.
Merchant
Merchant Mer"chant, v. i. To be a merchant; to trade. [Obs.]

Meaning of Merchant from wikipedia

- merchant is a person who trades in commodities produced by other people, especially one who trades with foreign countries. Historically, a merchant is...
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- The Merchant of Venice is a 16th-century play written by William Shakespeare in which a merchant in Venice named Antonio defaults on a large loan provided...
- A merchant navy or merchant marine is the fleet of merchant vessels that are registered in a specific country. On merchant vessels, seafarers of various...
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- centuries, a cloth merchant was one who owned or ran a cloth (often wool) manufacturing or wholesale import or export business. A cloth merchant might additionally...
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- A merchant ship, merchant vessel, trading vessel, or merchantman is a watercraft that transports cargo or carries p****engers for hire. This is in contrast...
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