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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a businessperson engaged in retail trade;
[syn: merchant, merchandiser]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Merchant \Mer"chant\, a. Of, pertaining to, or employed in, trade or merchandise; as, the merchant service. [1913 Webster] Merchant bar, Merchant iron or Merchant steel, certain common sizes of wrought iron and steel bars. Merchant service or Merchant marine, the mercantile marine of a country. --Am. Cyc. Merchant ship, a ship employed in commerce. Merchant tailor, a tailor who keeps and sells materials for the garments which he makes. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Merchant \Mer"chant\, v. i. To be a merchant; to trade. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Merchant \Mer"chant\, n. [OE. marchant, OF. marcheant, F. marchand, fr. LL. mercatans, -antis, p. pr. of mercatare to negotiate, L. mercari to traffic, fr. merx, mercis, wares. See Market, Merit, and cf. Commerce.] 1. One who traffics on a large scale, especially with foreign countries; a trafficker; a trader. [1913 Webster] Others, like merchants, venture trade abroad. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A trading vessel; a merchantman. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. One who keeps a store or shop for the sale of goods; a shopkeeper. [U. S. & Scot.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

merchant n 1: a businessperson engaged in retail trade [syn: merchant, merchandiser]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

60 Moby Thesaurus words for "merchant": agent, baron, broker, business, businessman, caterer, chandler, commercial, commissariat, commissary, dealer, distributor, donor, drummer, forwarder, furnisher, hawker, huckster, importer, industrial, industrialist, jobber, magnate, manciple, marketer, mercantile, merchandiser, merchant prince, middleman, mogul, monger, patron, provider, provisioner, purveyor, quartermaster, regrater, retail, retail dealer, retail merchant, retailer, seller, shopkeeper, steward, stock clerk, storekeeper, supplier, sutler, trade, trader, tradesman, tradeswoman, trading, trafficker, tycoon, vendor, victualer, vivandier, wholesale, wholesaler
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Merchant 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.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

MERCHANT. One whose business it is to buy and sell merchandise; this applies to all persons who habitually trade in merchandise. 1 Watts & S. 469; 2 Salk. 445. 2. In another sense, it signifies a person who owns ships, and trades, by means of them, with foreign nations, or with the different States of the United States; these are known by the name of shipping merchants. Com. Dig. Merchant, A; Dyer, R. 279 b; Bac. Ab. h.t. 3. According to an old authority, there are four species of merchants, namely, merchant adventurers, merchant dormant, merchant travellers, and merchant residents. 2 Brownl. 99. Vide, generally, 9 Salk. R. 445; Bac. Ab. h.t.; Com. Dig. h.t.; 1 Bl. Com. 75, 260; 1 Pard. Dr. Com. n. 78
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

MERCHANT, n. One engaged in a commercial pursuit. A commercial pursuit is one in which the thing pursued is a dollar.