Part of speech: noun

A person who buys and sells commodities as a business.

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Usage examples "merchant":

  1. " No; nor you neither," retorted the old merchant. - "One Maid's Mischief", George Manville Fenn.
  2. 13. In vain did he look for the merchant. - "French Conversation and Composition", Harry Vincent Wann.
  3. After she had thus been educated, she was married to a friend of her father's family- a merchant named Nagaraya;- and she lived happily with him for nearly four years. - "Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things", Lafcadio Hearn.