3 : one that is noted for a particular chất lượng or activity : speciamenu a speed merchant on the base paths

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1 : of, relating khổng lồ, used in, or engaged in commerce The city"s reputation, though, is as a merchant thành phố in this nation historically known for its traders.— Peter Theroux
2 : of, relating lớn, or used in a merchant marine part of the merchant fleet One hundred years ago, a group of 11 senators blocked a bill that would have sầu allowed U.S. merchant ships to lớn arm themselves against German U-boats as World War I raged in Europe.— James Hohmann

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Synonyms: Noun

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Noun Merchants traveled hundreds of miles to lớn trade in the thành phố. a family of wealthy merchants The town"s merchants closed their shops during the parade. Prizes were given by local merchants.

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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun And, hearkening baông xã to lớn the fears raised after the Cole episode, the Navy wants to lớn be able khổng lồ destroy waves of small antiship cruise-missile-armed boats or merchant ships, without drawing upon the aircraft on its carriers. — Jyên Wilson, Popular Mechanics, "The Navy"s Stealth Strike Force: PM Meets the New Littoral Combat Ship," 22 Aquảng cáo. 2021 Typically between 40 lớn 50 merchant ships pass daily through the Suez Canal. — Kristen Leigh Painter, Star Tribune, "For Cargill"s shipping unit, Suez bloông xã ended up as a minor challenge," 5 Atruyền thông quảng cáo. 2021 The new Torlonia Museum stood almost directly across the street from a landmark of Renaissance Rome: the suburban villa of the great merchant banker Agostino Chigi, a pleasure palace filled with ancient statues và frescoes by Raphael. — Ingrid D. Rowland, The New York reviews of Books, "Light in the Palazzo," 27 Aquảng cáo. 2021 Other examples include international fraudsters pretending to live sầu in the U.S. by tampering an address on a utility bill in order to lớn open a merchant trương mục or tài khoản on crypto exchange. — Igor Bosilkovski, Forbes, "Fraud Detection Company Inscribe Raises $10.5 Million In Series A," 26 Apr. 2021 Foot traffic at small & medium-sized in-store retailers, the core of Square’s merchant base, disappeared overnight and the company lost more than half of its market value over three weeks. — Tom Deegan, Fortune, "Inside the Future 50: Why these companies thrived in the pandemic—& could grow even faster coming out of it," 22 Aquảng bá. 2021 Many of the hardest hit come from India’s merchant class, the shopkeepers, stall operators or other small entrepreneurs who often live sầu off the books of a major company. — Thủ đô New York Times, "Covid-19 Pushes India’s Middle Class Toward Poverty," 16 Apr. 2021 For instance, in Gujarat’s merchant town Surat, crematoriums have sầu been working overtime. — Manavi Kapur, Quartz, "“Too many dead bodies” are weighing heavy on India’s Covid-19 crematoriums," 15 Aquảng bá. 2021 The first, built in 1835 by Boston merchant Thomas Larkin, still stands in Monterey. — Los Angeles Times, "Mission Revival, Craftsman, storybook — L.A.’s home styles explained," 13 Aquảng bá. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective OPay currently processes about 80% of bank transfers aao ước thiết bị di động money operators in Nigeria & 20% of non-merchant point of sales transactions, Akpan said. — Tope Alake,, "Opera’s OPay Eyes North Africa After Breaking-Even in Nigeria," 23 Dec. 20đôi mươi So basically merchant refineries should not be the ones that have lớn purchase these credits or blkết thúc the ethanol. — Jacob Weisberg, Slate Magazine, "The Obscure EPA Rule That Brought Down a Trump Adviser," 23 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of merchant


13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sầu sense

History & Etymology for merchant


Middle English marchant, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *mercatant-, mercatans, from present participle of mercatare lớn trade, frequentative of Latin mercari — more at market

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