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?
* merchaunt (obsolete)
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.
* merchant bank
* merchant banker
* merchant flag
* merchant fleet
* merchant marine
* merchant navy
* merchant prince
* merchant seaman
* merchant ship
* merchant tailor
* wine merchant
As a resident of a region, to buy goods from a non-resident and sell them to another non-resident.
- a merchanting service
A person or a company that vends or sells.
* Spanish: vender (to sell)