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Merchant vs. Trader

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Merchantnoun

A person who traffics in commodities for profit.

Tradernoun

One who earns a living by trading goods or securities.

Merchantnoun

The owner or operator of a retail business.

Tradernoun

One engaged in trade or commerce; one who makes a business of buying and selling or of barter; a merchant; a trafficker; as, a trader to the East Indies; a country trader.

Merchantnoun

A trading vessel; a merchantman.

Tradernoun

A vessel engaged in the coasting or foreign trade.

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Merchantnoun

(obsolete) A supercargo.

Tradernoun

someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold

Merchantverb

As a resident of a region, to buy goods from a non-resident and sell them to another non-resident.

‘a merchanting service’;

Merchantnoun

One who traffics on a large scale, especially with foreign countries; a trafficker; a trader.

‘Others, like merchants, venture trade abroad.’;

Merchantnoun

A trading vessel; a merchantman.

Merchantnoun

One who keeps a store or shop for the sale of goods; a shopkeeper.

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Merchantadjective

Of, pertaining to, or employed in, trade or merchandise; as, the merchant service.

Merchantverb

To be a merchant; to trade.

Merchantnoun

a businessperson engaged in retail trade

Merchantnoun

a person or company involved in wholesale trade, especially one dealing with foreign countries or supplying goods to a particular trade

‘a builders' merchant’; ‘a tea merchant’;

Merchantnoun

a retail trader

‘the credit cards are accepted by 10 million merchants worldwide’;

Merchantnoun

a person who deals in something unpleasant

‘a merchant of death’;

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Merchantnoun

(in historical contexts) a person involved in trade or commerce

‘prosperous merchants and clothiers had established a middle class’;

Merchantnoun

a person who has a liking for a particular activity

‘his driver was no speed merchant’;

Merchantadjective

(in historical contexts) relating to merchants or commerce

‘the growth of the merchant classes’;

Merchantadjective

(of ships, sailors, or shipping activity) involved with commerce rather than military activity

‘a merchant seaman’;

Merchant

A merchant is a person who trades in commodities produced by other people, especially one who trades with foreign countries. Historically, a merchant is anyone who is involved in business or trade.

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