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 Dictionary entry overview: What does merchant mean? 

  The noun MERCHANT has 1 sense:

1. a businessperson engaged in retail trade

  Familiarity information: MERCHANT used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A businessperson engaged in retail trade

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Nouns denoting people


merchandiser; merchant

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

bourgeois; businessperson (a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise)

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

baker (someone who bakes commercially)

salt merchant; salter (someone who makes or deals in salt)

schlockmeister; shlockmeister ((slang) a merchant who deals in shoddy or inferior merchandise)

marketer; seller; trafficker; vender; vendor (someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money)

market keeper; shopkeeper; storekeeper; tradesman (a merchant who owns or manages a shop)

stationer; stationery seller (a merchant who sells writing materials and office supplies)

bargainer; dealer; monger; trader (someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold)

merchant-venturer; venturer (a merchant who undertakes a trading venture (especially a venture that sends goods overseas))

vintner; wine merchant (someone who sells wine)

rug merchant (a merchant who sells rugs)

retail merchant; retailer (a merchant who sells goods at retail)

book seller; bookdealer (a dealer in books; a merchant who sells books)

butcher; meatman (a retailer of meat)

clothier; haberdasher (a merchant who sells men's clothing)

grain merchant (a merchant who deals in food grains)

grocer (a retail merchant who sells foodstuffs (and some household supplies))

hatmaker; hatter; milliner; modiste (someone who makes and sells hats)

jeweler; jeweller (someone in the business of selling jewelry)

poulterer; poultryman (a dealer in poultry and poultry products)

Instance hyponyms:

Charles Henry Harrod; Harrod (English merchant who took over a shop in London that was expanded by his son into a prestigious department store (1800-1885))

Charles Digby Harrod; Harrod (English merchant who expanded his father's shop in London into a prestigious department store (1841-1905))

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