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Definition of Merchant

Babylon English

seller, marketer; trader, retailer
mercantile, commercial, of or pertaining to trade or commerce, industrial
Merchant Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. i.)
To be a merchant; to trade.
One who traffics on a large scale, especially with foreign countries; a trafficker; a trader.
One who keeps a store or shop for the sale of goods; a shopkeeper.
A trading vessel; a merchantman.
Of, pertaining to, or employed in, trade or merchandise; as, the merchant service.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

\mer"chant\, v. i. to be a merchant; to trade. [obs.]
\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.]
3. one who keeps a store or shop for the sale of goods; a shopkeeper. [u. s. & scot.]
\mer"chant\, a. of, pertaining to, or employed in, trade or merchandise; as, the merchant service.
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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Halenwr = n. a salt merchant
Maelierwr = n. a merchant
The Devil's Dictionary
Merchant, (n.)

One engaged in a commercial pursuit. A commercial pursuit is one in which the thing pursued is a dollar.
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
Australian Slang
(usually preceded by a defining term) person noted or notorious for the specified aspect of their behaviour: “panic merchant”; “standover merchant”
addict of cheap wine
quack or a person selling phoney medical treatments
person who likes to drive fast
one who bullies or intimidates; one who threatens violence to gain a desired result; hoodlum
WordNet 2.0

1. a businessperson engaged in retail trade
(synonym) merchandiser
(hypernym) businessperson, bourgeois
(hyponym) baker
Merchant Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
MONASH Marketing Dictionary
_an independent marketing intermediary.
2004 (c) Copyright & Reprint Courtesy of the Dept. of Marketing, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University; edited by Mr. Don Bradmore.
Merchant Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A merchant is a businessperson who trades in commodities produced by others, in order to earn a profit. The status of the merchant has varied during different periods of history and among different societies. Merchants have often been the subject of works of art.

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Merchant Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
MERCHANDISE - By this term is understood all those things which merchants sell either wholesale or retail, as dry goods, hardware, groceries, drugs, etc. It is usually applied to personal chattels only, and to those which are not required for food or immediate support, but such as remain after having been used or which are used only by a slow consumption.

MERCHANT - One whose business it is to buy and sell merchandise; this applies to all persons who habitually trade in merchandise.

In another sense, it signifies a person who owns ships, and trades, by means of them, with foreign nations, or with the different States of the United States; these are known by the name of shipping merchants.

According to an old authority, there are four species of merchants, namely, merchant adventurers, merchant dormant, merchant travellers, and merchant residents.

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
Merchant Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
For cargo carried under the terms and conditions of the Carrier's Bill of Lading and of a tariff, it means any trader or persons (e.g. Shipper, Consignee) and including anyone acting on their behalf, owning or entitled to possession of the goods.
Merchant Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
The Scotch Whisky by SDA v.4.20
The Merchant's Collection 1975, Single Campbeltown Malt Scotch Whisky
The Merchant's Collection 1975, Single Macallan Malt Scotch Whisky

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Merchant Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English - Klingon
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Merchant Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
The Hebrew word so rendered is from a root meaning "to travel about," "to migrate," and hence "a traveller." In the East, in ancient times, merchants travelled about with their merchandise from place to place (Gen. 37:25; Job 6:18), and carried on their trade mainly by bartering (Gen. 37:28; 39:1). After the Hebrews became settled in Palestine they began to engage in commercial pursuits, which gradually expanded (49:13; Deut. 33:18; Judg. 5:17), till in the time of Solomon they are found in the chief marts of the world (1 Kings 9:26; 10:11, 26, 28; 22:48; 2 Chr. 1:16; 9:10, 21). After Solomon's time their trade with foreign nations began to decline. After the Exile it again expanded into wider foreign relations, because now the Jews were scattered in many lands.
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
merchant; trader; or that humbles and subdues
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About