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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

The great dream merchant Disney was a success because make-believe was what everyone seemed to need in a spiritually empty land.
Arthur Erickson

Maybe I was born to be a merchant, maybe it was fate. I don't know about that. But I know this for sure: I loved retail from the very beginning.
Sam Walton

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
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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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