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mercantile - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'mercantile' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Mercantile [ a.]
- Of or pertaining to merchants, or the business of merchants; having to do with trade, or the buying and selling of commodities; commercial.

Meaning of 'mercantile' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . mercantile [ a]
Meaning (1):
- of or relating to the economic system of mercantilism
Example in sentence:
  • mercantile system;
  • mercantile theories
2 . mercantile [ s]
Meaning (2):
- profit oriented
Example in sentence:
  • a commercial book;
  • a mercenary enterprise;
  • a moneymaking business;
  • preached a mercantile and militant patriotism
Meaning (3):
- relating to or characteristic of trade or traders
Example in sentence:
  • the mercantile North was forging ahead