chemist Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “chemist” in the English Dictionary

"chemist" in British English

See all translations

chemistnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkem.ɪst/
  • chemist noun [C] (MEDICINE)

UK (US pharmacist) a ​person whose ​job is to ​prepare and ​sellmedicines and other ​goods in a ​shop
Compare
A2 UK (UK also chemist's, US drugstore) a ​shop where you can ​buymedicines, ​make-up, and sometimes other things such as ​chocolate
Compare

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of chemist from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chemist" in American English

See all translations

chemistnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkem·əst/
a ​scientist who ​works with ​chemicals or ​studiestheirreactions Br A chemist or chemist's is a ​drugstore.
(Definition of chemist from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"chemist" in Business English

See all translations

chemistnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkemɪst/
a ​person who ​studies chemistry, or a scientist who ​works with ​chemicals or ​studies their ​reactions: He was a chemist who ​led several rubber ​researchinstitutes in Malaysia. a forensic/​industrial/​nuclear/​research chemist
UK ( also pharmacist, US also druggist) a ​person whose ​job is to prepare and ​sellmedicines in a ​store: If you ​think that you may ​qualify for ​freeprescriptions, ​ask the chemist for a ​receiptform.
UK (UK also chemist's, UK also chemist shop, also pharmacy, US also drugstore) COMMERCE a ​store where you can ​buymedicines, beauty ​products, ​products for washing your body, etc.: He is ​chairman of Boots, Britain's biggest chemist. Jane was a pharmacist in a chemist's in a ​small town.
(Definition of chemist from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of chemist?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“chemist” in British English

“chemist” in Business English

Word of the Day

float

a large vehicle with a flat surface that is decorated and used in festivals

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More