US: /ˈmɝtʃənt/
UK: /mˈɜːt‍ʃənt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

merchant /'mə:tʃənt/
  • danh từ
    • nhà buôn, lái buôn
    • tính từ
      • buôn, buôn bán
        • merchant service: hãng tàu buôn
        • a merchant prince: nhà buôn giàu, phú thương

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, adjective
    + noun
    1 a person who buys and sells goods in large quantities, especially one who imports and exports goods: builders' merchants (= who sell supplies to the building trade) + a coal / wine merchant + Venice was once a city of rich merchants.
    2 (informal, disapproving) a person who likes a particular activity: a speed merchant (= sb who likes to drive fast) + noise merchants (= for example, a band who make a lot of noise)
    Idioms see DOOM n.
    + adjective [only before noun] connected with the transport of goods by sea: merchant navy / ships / seamen

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 dealer, retailer, seller, shopkeeper, store owner, trader, tradesman or tradeswoman, vendor:
    High Street merchants are complaining about a decline in sales.
    2 pedlar, hawker; (travelling) salesman, (sales) representative, commercial traveller, huckster, door-to-door salesman, US old-fashioned drummer, Colloq (sales) rep:
    His work as an itinerant merchant took him away from home most of the week
    3 distributor, wholesaler, jobber, broker, agent, forwarder; businessman, merchant prince, mogul, tycoon, magnate, industrialist, US baron:
    She comes from a family of steel merchants.

    Collocation dictionary


    prosperous, rich, wealthy | powerful, prominent, substantial, successful | foreign, local | builders', coal, corn, timber, wine, wool
    We bought a ton of sand from the builders' merchant.


    fleet, marine, seaman, ship, shipping, vessel

    Concise English dictionary

    merchants'mɜrtʃənt /'mɜː-
    +a businessperson engaged in retail trade