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Definition of Merchant


  1. One who traffics on a large scale, especially with foreign countries; a trafficker; a trader.
  2. A trading vessel; a merchantman.
  3. One who keeps a store or shop for the sale of goods; a shopkeeper.
  4. Of, pertaining to, or employed in, trade or merchandise; as, the merchant service.
  5. To be a merchant; to trade.

Merchant Quotations

No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not work those who work with him. Don't knock your friends. Don't knock your enemies. Don't knock yourself.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Every seaman is not only a navigator, but a merchant and also a soldier.
William Petty

Freud was the son of a Jewish merchant who had to move his whole family to Vienna because he couldn't get work. He, as a boy, had to watch his father be mocked and abused on the street for being Jewish... You develop a thick skin and you develop a certain kind of wit to defend yourself.
Viggo Mortensen

A merchant who approaches business with the idea of serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition.
James Cash Penney

There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant.
Anatole France
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Merchant Translations

merchant in Afrikaans is handelaar, sakeman
merchant in Dutch is zakenman, handelaar, koopman
merchant in German is Kaufmann
merchant in Italian is commerciante
merchant in Portuguese is comerciante
merchant in Spanish is comerciante, negociante
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