Webster 1913 Edition
One who traffics on a large scale, especially with foreign countries; a trafficker; a trader.
merchants, venture trade abroad.
A trading vessel; a merchantman.
One who keeps a store or shop for the sale of goods; a shopkeeper.
[U. S. & Scot.]
Of, pertaining to, or employed in, trade or merchandise;
certain common sizes of wrought iron and steel bars.–
Merchant service or Merchant marine
the mercantile marine of a country.
a ship employed in commerce.–
a tailor who keeps and sells materials for the garments which he makes.
To be a merchant; to trade.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A man who trafficks or carries on trade with foreign countries,or who exports and imports goods and sells them by wholesale.
2.In popular usage, any trader, or one who deals in the purchase and sale of goods.
3.A ship in trade. [Not used.]