Definition of Merchant-venturer

1. Noun. A merchant who undertakes a trading venture (especially a venture that sends goods overseas).

Exact synonyms: Venturer
Generic synonyms: Merchandiser, Merchant



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Merchant-venturer

merchandisers
merchandises
merchandising
merchandisings
merchandize
merchandized
merchandizer
merchandizers
merchandizes
merchandizing
merchandizings
merchandries
merchandry
merchands
merchant
merchant-venturer (current term)
merchant bank
merchant banker
merchant bankers
merchant banks
merchant marine
merchant navy
merchant prince
merchant princes
merchant ship
merchant ships
merchant vessels
merchantability
merchantable
merchanted

Literary usage of Merchant-venturer

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1. Commodore Sir John Hayes: His Voyage and Life (1767-1831) with Some Account by Ida Lee Marriott, Ida Lee (1912)
"... turns merchant-venturer—He fits out an expedition—The Duke of Clarence and the Duchess start for New Guinea—Their course is changed—1793. ..."

2. The Growth of English Industry and Commerce by William Cunningham (1907)
"Bertram Anderson, a • Merchant- venturer,' had taken an active part in coal mining and the coal trade. Brand, n. 266 n. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"... a merchant-venturer, MERCHANT. (1) Formerly a familiar form of Since he doth venter lands, and goods and all. ..."

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