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GRO'CER, n. A trader who deals in tea, sugar, spices, coffee, liquors, fruits, &c.

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GRO'CER, n. A trader who deals in tea, sugar, spices, coffee, liquors, fruits, &c.

GRO'CER, n. [This is usually considered as formed from gross, but in other languages, the corresponding word is from the name of plants, herbs or spices; D. kruidenier, from kruid, an herb, wort, spices; würzkrämer, a dealer in worts, herbs or spices; Sw. kryddkrämare. The French, Spanish and Portuguese use words formed from the name of spice, and the Italian is from the same word as drug. It would seem then that a grocer, whatever may be the origin of the name, was originally a seller of spices and other vegetables.]

A trader who deals in tea, sugar, spices, coffee, liquors; fruits, &c.

  1. A trader who deals in tea, sugar, spices, coffee, fruits, and various other commodities.

    Grocer's itch (Med.), a disease of the skin, caused by handling sugar and treacle.

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GRO'CER, noun A trader who deals in tea, sugar, spices, coffee, liquors, fruits, etc.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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ADJU'RE, v.t. [L. adjuro, to sweat solemnly, or compel one to swear; from ad and juro, to swear.]

1. To charge, bind or command on oath, or under the penalty of a curse.

Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, cursed be the man before the Lord, that riseth up and buildeth this city of Jericho. Josh. 6.

2. To charge earnestly and solemnly, on pain of God's wrath.

I adjure thee by the living God. Mat. 26., Acts, 19.

3. To conjure; to charge, urge or summon with solemnity.

The magistrates adjured by all the bonds of civil duty.

Ye sacred stars, be all of you adjured.

The Commissioners adjured them not to let pass so favorable an opportunity of securing their liberties.

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