Definition of 'merchant'
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Business is based on trust and used to be based on personal relationships between trustworthy merchants. Computing (2010)His father was a merchant navy officer and his mother a housewife. Times, Sunday Times (2017) Wine merchants do not want to be known for selling them on. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For the châteaux and wine merchants it is a nightmare. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You could leave it to the experts by consulting a wine merchant or investing in a wine fund. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Most reputable wine merchants will have a broking department where you can sell your wine for a small fee. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is not how the attention merchants do their business, but where and when. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Britain was importing 60 per cent of its food and the sinking of merchant ships caused real shortages. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Tamil poets wrote about the excitement of seeing ships arriving from Rome with merchants seeking to trade gold for pepper. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The composition was designed to brighten up a wealthy Antwerp merchant's dining room. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The original merchant bankers were traders in a different sense altogether. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There followed a short spell as a merchant seaman. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In overseas trade the merchant had acted as a principal all along. MANAGING FOR RESULTS (1986)That is the way arms merchants do business. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was done between the merchant banks. Sharing the Success - the story of NFC (1990)His father was a wealthy textile merchant. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She possesses nominally the largest merchant fleet in the world. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)Merchants and ship owners would visit to swap information and insure their vessels. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Retail merchants also dislike handling the dirty containers and providing storage space for them. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)They met when my father came to Britain with the merchant navy. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Wine merchants are feeling the pinch too, with lots of hiring and firing. Times, Sunday Times (2015)After she married into a merchant family, she devoted herself to both the family business and housework. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It may not be purchased of the merchants, nor can it be weighed out in the balance for gold. The Happy Prince and Other Tales (1888)Most merchants can live with thin margins if they have to, as long as merchandise is flying off the shelves. Times, Sunday Times (2013)At least I was lucky enough to have a record of the merchants he had dealt with. Going For It!: How to Succeed As an Entrepreneur (1986)Fine wines can be purchased through wine merchants, who can also advise on building up a wine collection and storing the bottles in perfect condition. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The man who owned it before us was a timber merchant, dealing in fairly high-quality wood. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His claims are fiercely denied by merchants and stores, which say consumers in France refuse to pay more than a tiny premium. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He made the most wonderful waistcoats for all the rich merchants of Gloucester, and for all the fine gentlemen of the country round. The Tales of Beatrix Potter (1930)
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Translations for 'merchant'
British English: merchant NOUN
A merchant is a person who buys or sells goods in large quantities, especially one who imports and exports them.
Any knowledgeable wine merchant would be able to advise you.
Definition of merchant from the Collins English Dictionary
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