grocery
noun (plural -ceries) Date: 15th century 1. plural commodities sold by a grocer — usually sing. in Brit. usage 2. a grocer's store

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  • grocery — Ⅰ. grocery UK US /ˈgrəʊsəri/ noun COMMERCE ► [C] (US grocery store) a store that sells food and small things for the home: »America s largest grocery store chain will be bringing two new stores to Oakland. ● groceries Cf. groceries Ⅱ. grocery UK… …   Financial and business terms

  • Grocery — Gro cer*y, n.; pl. {Groceries}. [F. grosserie wholesale. See {Grocer}.] 1. The commodities sold by grocers, as tea, coffee, spices, etc.; in the United States almost always in the plural form, in this sense. [1913 Webster] A deal box . . . to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grocery — (n.) mid 15c., goods sold by a grocer (now groceries, 1630s), earlier the name of the Grocer s Hall in London (early 15c.), from O.Fr. grosserie, from grossier (see GROCER (Cf. grocer)). Meaning a grocer s shop is 1828, American English. Self… …   Etymology dictionary

  • grocery — ► NOUN (pl. groceries) 1) a grocer s shop or business. 2) (groceries) items of food sold in a grocer s shop or supermarket …   English terms dictionary

  • grocery — [grō′sər ē; ] often [ grōs′rē] n. pl. groceries [ME grocerye < OFr grosserie ] ☆ 1. a grocer s store 2. [pl.] the food and supplies sold by a grocer …   English World dictionary

  • grocery — noun 1 groceries food, etc. ⇨ See also ↑shopping ADJECTIVE ▪ weekly ▪ my weekly groceries … OF GROCERIES ▪ bag ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • grocery — noun /ˈɡɹəʊsəɹi,ˈɡɹoʊsəɹi/ a) Retail foodstuffs and other household supplies. Where ten thousand pounds can be employed in the grocery trade, the wages of the grocers labour make but a very trifling addition... b) A shop or store that sells… …   Wiktionary

  • grocery — gro|cer|y1 [ grous(ə)ri ] noun count AMERICAN a small store that sells food and other goods gro|cer|y2 [ grous(ə)ri ] adjective relating to groceries or grocery stores: a grocery basket grocery items …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grocery — /groh seuh ree, grohs ree/, n., pl. groceries. 1. Also called grocery store. a grocer s store. 2. Usually, groceries; esp. Brit. grocery. food and other commodities sold by a grocer. 3. the business of a grocer. 4. Southwestern U.S. (formerly) a …   Universalium

  • grocery — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. grocery store, green grocer[y], purveyor s; [super]mar ket; (pl.) provisions, victuals, food, supplies. See store, provision. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. grocery store, supermarket, food store, vegetable… …   English dictionary for students

  • grocery — [[t]gro͟ʊsəri[/t]] groceries 1) N COUNT A grocery or a grocery store is a grocer s shop. [mainly AM] 2) N PLURAL Groceries are foods you buy at a grocer s or at a supermarket such as flour, sugar, and tinned foods …   English dictionary

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