merchant: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (mûr'chunt), [key]
- a person who buys and sells commodities for profit; dealer; trader.
- a storekeeper; retailer: a local merchant who owns a store on Main Street.
- a wholesaler.
- pertaining to or used for trade or commerce: a merchant ship.
- pertaining to the merchant marine.
- (of bars and ingots) of standard shape or size.
- merchant (Thesaurus)