The “merchant of Death” may bring down a few U.S. government officials with him.
The Taliban and Al Qaeda are alienating both the poor and the merchant classes, just as they did in Algeria and Egypt.
merchant was broken-hearted by the divorce and drank herself to death.
A merchant from Latakia province pays each teacher the equivalent of $40 per month.
He decided that he would give up and return to the merchant Marine.
The merchant recognized it instantly by its peculiar handle.
He has the soul of a merchant tailor, actually, but not the tailor's manhood.
A record of merchant seamen kept by the registrar-general of seamen.
It traded with all the world and offered a safe home to the merchant and to the artisan.
Such were some of my early experiences in the merchant service.
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 (e.g. speed merchant "one who enjoys fast driving"), from 1914.
c.1400, from merchant (n.) and from Old French marcheant (adj.).
A person who esp indulges or purveys in what is indicated: heat merchant/ speed merchant (1914+)
The Hebrew word so rendered is from a root meaning "to travel about," "to migrate," and hence "a traveller." In the East, in ancient times, merchants travelled about with their merchandise from place to place (Gen. 37:25; Job 6:18), and carried on their trade mainly by bartering (Gen. 37:28; 39:1). After the Hebrews became settled in Palestine they began to engage in commercial pursuits, which gradually expanded (49:13; Deut. 33:18; Judg. 5:17), till in the time of Solomon they are found in the chief marts of the world (1 Kings 9:26; 10:11, 26, 28; 22:48; 2 Chr. 1:16; 9:10, 21). After Solomon's time their trade with foreign nations began to decline. After the Exile it again expanded into wider foreign relations, because now the Jews were scattered in many lands.