Definition of Mercer

1. Noun. A dealer in textiles (especially silks).




2. Noun. British maker of printed calico cloth who invented mercerizing (1791-1866).
Exact synonyms: John Mercer
Generic synonyms: Manufacturer, Producer
Derivative terms: Mercerize

Definition of Mercer

1. n. Originally, a dealer in any kind of goods or wares; now restricted to a dealer in textile fabrics, as silks or woolens.

Definition of Mercer

1. Noun. A merchant dealing in fabrics and textiles, especially silks and other fine cloths. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mercer

1. a dealer in textiles [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mercer

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Literary usage of Mercer

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1904)
"In the county of mercer, from which this proceeding comes, JW Dunnagan, ... It also appears that there was no reassessment of the lands in mercer county ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1901)
"There is not here the slightest evidence that these men were brought to Texas by mercer or any of his associates, or that he placed them on ..."

3. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson (1894)
"Resolved that the Superintendant of finance be directed to take order for the paiment of 333^ Dollars to the guardian of Hugh mercer son of the late General ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States by United States Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1903)
"JOHN mercer and MARGARET mercer. Constitutional law.—Obligation of contracts. In 1785, M. and wife executed a deed conveying certain lands of the wife to T. ..."

5. The Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1911)
"Garnett, JM Genealogy of the mercer-Gar- nett family of Essex county, ... Baltimore, Md. Garnett, James mercer, 1840- Genealogy of the mercer-Garnett family ..."

6. A survey of London by John Stow (1842)
"The 5th, John Dawes, John Bridges, Roger Bafford ; mayor, W. Browne, mercer, and John Täte, mercer. This John Täte new built the church of St. An- ..."

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