Salesman vs Merchant - What's the difference?

salesman | merchant |


As a noun salesman

is a man whose job it is to sell things, either in a shop / store or elsewhere.

As a proper noun merchant is

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salesman

English

Noun

(salesmen)
  • A man whose job it is to sell things, either in a shop / store or elsewhere.
  • Antonyms

    * saleswoman

    Hypernyms

    * salesperson * seller * vendor

    Derived terms

    * salesmanship * travelling salesman * travelling salesman problem

    merchant

    Alternative forms

    * merchaunt (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who traffics in commodities for profit.
  • The owner or operator of a retail business.
  • A trading vessel; a merchantman.
  • * 1611 , , II. i. 5:
  • Every day, some sailor's wife, / The masters of some merchant', and the ' merchant , / Have just our theme of woe.

    Derived terms

    * merchantable * merchant bank * merchant banker * merchant flag * merchant fleet * merchantman * merchant marine * mercantile * merchant navy * merchant prince * merchant seaman * merchant ship * merchant tailor * wine merchant

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • As a resident of a region, to buy goods from a non-resident and sell them to another non-resident.
  • a merchanting service