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GROCERY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does grocery mean? 

GROCERY (noun)
  The noun GROCERY has 2 senses:

1. a marketplace where groceries are sold
2. (usually plural) consumer goods sold by a grocer

  Familiarity information: GROCERY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GROCERY (noun)


Sense 1grocery [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A marketplace where groceries are sold

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

food market; grocery; grocery store; market

Context example:

the grocery store included a meat market

Hypernyms ("grocery" is a kind of...):

marketplace; mart (an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up)

Meronyms (parts of "grocery"):

shelf (a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "grocery"):

greengrocery (a greengrocer's grocery store)

supermarket (a large self-service grocery store selling groceries and dairy products and household goods)


Sense 2grocery [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(usually plural) consumer goods sold by a grocer

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

foodstuff; grocery

Hypernyms ("grocery" is a kind of...):

consumer goods (goods (as food or clothing) intended for direct use or consumption)

Domain usage:

plural; plural form (the form of a word that is used to denote more than one)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "grocery"):

greengrocery (groceries sold by a greengrocer)

packaged goods (groceries that are packaged for sale)


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