- One whose occupation is the wholesale purchase and retail sale of goods for profit. (noun)
- One who runs a retail business; a shopkeeper. (noun)
- Of or relating to merchants, merchandise, or commercial trade: a merchant guild. (adjective)
- Of or relating to the merchant marine: merchant ships. (adjective)
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