noun gro·cery \ˈgrōs-rē, ˈgrō-sə-; ˈgrōsh-rē\

groceries : food sold by a grocer : food bought at a store

plural gro·cer·ies

Full Definition of GROCERY

plural :  commodities sold by a grocer —usually singular in British usage
:  a grocer's store

Examples of GROCERY

  1. She stopped to pick up some groceries for supper.

First Known Use of GROCERY

15th century

Other Food Terms

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GROCERY Defined for Kids


noun gro·cery \ˈgrō-sə-rē, ˈgrōs-rē\
plural gro·cer·ies

Definition of GROCERY for Kids

groceries plural :  food and household supplies sold at a store
:  a store that sells food and household supplies


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