- n. 商人，批发商；店主
- adj. 商业的，商人的
- n. (Merchant)人名；(英)麦钱特
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- merchant:  Latin merx denoted ‘goods for sale’. From it was derived the verb mercārī ‘trade’ (whose past participle was the source of English market). Mercārī was adapted in Vulgar Latin to mercātāre, whose present participle mercātāns produced the Old French noun marcheant ‘trader’, source of English merchant. Merchandise  comes from a derivative of marcheant; and other English descendants of Latin merx are commerce and mercury.
=> commerce, market, mercury
- merchant (n.)
- c. 1200, from Anglo-French marchaunt "merchant, shopkeeper" (Old French marcheant, Modern French marchand), from Vulgar Latin *mercatantem (nominative *mercatans) "a buyer," present participle of *mercatare, frequentative of Latin mercari "to trade, traffic, deal in" (see market). Meaning "fellow, chap" is from 1540s; with a specific qualifier, and suggesting someone who deals in it (such as speed merchant "one who enjoys fast driving"), from 1914.
- merchant (adj.)
- c. 1400, from merchant (n.) and from Old French marcheant (adj.).
- 1. The ride was smooth until they got into the merchant ship's wake.
- 2. "How many times have I heard that before?" Merchant complained angrily.
- 3. They sent naval forces to protect merchant shipping.
- 4. The new merchant class was anxious for acceptance by the old nobility.
- 5. The land is in the possession of the merchant.
[ merchant 造句 ]