What is the difference between merchant and vendor?

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Merchant is a synonym of vendor.


As nouns the difference between merchant and vendor

is that merchant is a person who traffics in commodities for profit while vendor is a person or a company that vends or sells.

As a verb merchant

is as a resident of a region, to buy goods from a non-resident and sell them to another non-resident.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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

    vendor

    English

    (wikipedia vendor)

    Alternative forms

    * vender

    Noun

  • A person or a company that vends or sells.
  • Synonyms

    * merchant * seller

    See also

    * Spanish: vender (to sell) ----