Definition of Chapman

1. Noun. United States pioneer who planted apple trees as he traveled (1774-1845).

Exact synonyms: John Chapman, Johnny Appleseed
Generic synonyms: Pioneer

2. Noun. Archaic term for an itinerant peddler.
Generic synonyms: Hawker, Packman, Peddler, Pedlar, Pitchman

Definition of Chapman

1. n. One who buys and sells; a merchant; a buyer or a seller.

Definition of Chapman

1. Proper noun. (surname A=An English occupational from=Middle English dot=) for a merchant. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) a dealer or merchant, especially an itinerant one ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chapman

1. a peddler [n CHAPMEN] - See also: peddler

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chapman

chapfallen
chapiter
chapiters
chapka
chapkas
chaplain
chaplaincies
chaplaincy
chaplains
chaplainship
chaplainships
chapless
chaplet
chapleted
chaplets
chapman (current term)
chapmanite
chapmanites
chapmen
chappa
chappal
chappals
chapparal
chappati
chappatis
chapped
chappel
chappell
chappellane
chappels

Literary usage of Chapman

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1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1850)
"ROBERT chapman was married at Seabrook to Ann Blith, the 29th of April), Anno, ... ROBERT chapman departed this life the 13th day of October, Anno, 1687. ..."

2. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1912)
"... tapera immaculata chapman 156 Troglodytes ... richardsoni chapman 160 Spinus nigricauda chapman 160 Ammodramus ..."

3. The Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1901)
"chapman, Frank M. Bird studies with a camera; with introductory chapters on the ... chapman. !•': Proverbs improved; with 24 il. with 100 photographs from ..."

4. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1892)
"311 Mr. chapman calls attention to the wide range of variation shown in the ... chapman on Bird» from Texas. lurch and April 1891. llv Frank M. chapman. ..."

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