A merchant guild.
A ship that transports goods for sale is an example of a merchant ship.
A wholesaler is an example of a merchant.
A retail store owner is an example of a merchant.
Other Word Forms
Origin of merchant
- Middle English merchaunt from Old French marcheant from Vulgar Latin mercātāns present participle of *mercātāre frequentative of Latin mercārī to trade from merx merc- merchandise
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition