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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

As many times as I've seen 'The Merchant of Venice,' I always take Shylock's side. For all the hatred that guy is shown, he has a reason to hate in return. He's treated cruelly. And it's tragic that he learns to be intolerant because of what others do to him.
John Irving

Advertising is, actually, a simple phenomenon in terms of economics. It is merely a substitute for a personal sales force - an extension, if you will, of the merchant who cries aloud his wares.
Rosser Reeves
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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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