• (GA) IPA: /ˈmɝtʃənt/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈmɜːtʃənt/

merchant (plural merchants)

  1. A person who traffics in commodities for profit.
    Synonyms: trader
  2. The owner or operator of a retail business.
  3. A trading vessel; a merchantman.
    • 1611, William Shakespeare, The Tempest, II. i. 5:
      Every day, some sailor's wife, / The masters of some merchant, and the merchant, / Have just our theme of woe.
  4. (obsolete) A supercargo.
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merchant (merchants, present participle merchanting; past and past participle merchanted)

  1. As a resident of a region, to buy goods from a non-resident and sell them to another non-resident.
    a merchanting service

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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