merchants

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[Mer┬Ěchant]

A merchant is someone who works in or owns a retail business and sells goods. In Paris you can stroll from merchant to merchant, buying a loaf of bread in one shop and a wedge of cheese in another.

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One who traffics on a large scale, especially with foreign countries; a trafficker; a trader.

Noun
a businessperson engaged in retail trade


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.

a.
Of, pertaining to, or employed in, trade or merchandise; as, the merchant service.

v. i.
To be a merchant; to trade.


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.
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

Mer"chant, a. Of, pertaining to, or employed in, trade or merchandise; as, the merchant service. Merchant bar, Merchant iron ∨ 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

Mer"chant, v. i. To be a merchant; to trade. [Obs.]

One who traffics on a large scale, especially with foreign countries; a trafficker; a trader.

Of, pertaining to, or employed in, trade or merchandise; as, the merchant service.

To be a merchant; to trade.

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Usage Examples

A merchant who approaches business with the idea of serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition.

You know, this idea of going around the world imposing democracy by growing a middle-class, a trading merchant class that is independent of your faith, is a good notion, but we're all partially different - it's no good imposing systems on people that it doesn't suit.

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Other Usage Examples

The great dream merchant Disney was a success because make-believe was what everyone seemed to need in a spiritually empty land.

No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not work those who work with him. Don't knock your friends. Don't knock your enemies. Don't knock yourself.

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