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English definition of “merchant”

merchant

noun [C]     /ˈmɜːtʃənt/ COMMERCE
a person or business that buys and sells products in large amounts for profit , often trading with other countries : grain / cotton / wine merchants
a business that sells directly to the public either from a store or through the internet : Experienced merchants said that the fee structure for accepting cards is confusing . Local merchants experienced a revenue boost in the lead up to Thanksgiving . Most online merchants will email you an order confirmation with details of your purchase .
→ See also futures commission merchant, mass merchant, retail merchant, retailer
(Definition of merchant noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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