grocery

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

Definition of grocery

plural groceries
1 groceries plural :the food and supplies sold by a grocer usually singular in British usage
2 :a grocer's store

Examples of grocery in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of grocery

see grocer



GROCERY Defined for English Language Learners

grocery

noun

Definition of grocery for English Language Learners

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


GROCERY Defined for Kids

grocery

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

Definition of grocery for Students

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

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