mercantile mercantile  /ˈmɜr kən ˌtaɪl/


  1. (adj) of or relating to the economic system of mercantilism
  2. (adj) profit oriented
  3. (adj) relating to or characteristic of trade or traders



  1. In its first two hours, which moves with whirring assurance, the film establishes two pairs of potent contradictions: the mercantile North vs.
  2. Many cities that began life as mercantile enclaves Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai have gone on to develop thriving cultural scenes.
  3. Under its house flag in normal times sails a chartered merchant fleet as large as the whole mercantile marine of France.


  1. Mukilteo engineers unveil tsunami survival capsule

    On Wednesday, Sharpe, Hill and partners Anthony Figlioli and Aaron Acklen of Survival Capsule LLC and IDEA International, Inc., introduced the first production version of the bright orange SC2001 tsunami survival capsule at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park and delivered it Thursday to Iwao Iwama, managing director of Toho Mercantile Co. in Tokyo.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Everett Herald

  2. Oil prices fall toward $96 ahead of release of May US industrial production

    BANGKOK — Oil prices fell slightly Friday as traders awaited the release of industrial production data from the U.S. later in the day. Benchmark oil for July delivery fell 10 cents to $96.59 per barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. Polebridge Mercantile

    Few places withstand the forces of change. And few places remain the same today as they were a century ago. Fortunately for us, the Polebridge Mercantile is one of those places. Rambling along Montana Highway 486 from Columbia Falls, time fades with the passing of each of the 35 miles it takes to get to the rough-handed North Fork Valley town of Polebridge. In many ways, the trip defines “off ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Flathead Beacon


  1. "I want to congratulate CME Group on their merger of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange with the Chicago Board of Trade and for 160 years of futures trading," said Governor Blagojevich. "The merger of these world-class exchanges will make the...
    on May 19, 2008 By: Rod Blagojevich Source:

  2. The Mehr News Agency quoted Ali Akbar Hashemian as saying that, "Iran Mercantile Exchange's international exchange hall of crude, oil products and petrochemical goods will be officially inaugurated next week."
    on Oct 21, 2009 By: Vahid Hashemian Source: Tehran Times

  3. Using a somewhat strained analogy of medieval class conflicts, Mr. Milken said: "In England and other monarchies, the king enjoyed the allegiance of the nobles, who lorded it over the mercantile class. But with the spread of knowledge through the...
    on Apr 29, 2008 By: Michael Milken Source: New York Times

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