grocery

noun
gro·​cery | \ ˈgrōs-rē, ˈgrō-sə-; ˈgrōsh-rē \
plural groceries

Definition of grocery

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

She stopped to pick up some groceries for supper.

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The next day, my mom went grocery shopping without me and locked the glass storm door from the outside, which meant I was trapped. Yasmine Koenig As Told To Liz Welch, Seventeen, "My Mom Took Me Overseas and Forced Me Into Being a Teen Bride," 26 Sep. 2018 The Duchess has often been seen grocery shopping for the family, too. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "How Kate Middleton and Prince William Keep Their Kids' Lives Normal," 16 Sep. 2018 But scooter parts have also ended up in other weird places, like the grocery store. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The weirdest places we found scooters in 2018," 21 Dec. 2018 Second Act: Jennifer Lopez stars in this delightful comedy about a working-class grocery-store employee who cons her way into a high-powered corporate job in New York City. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "10 TV Shows and Movies to Watch This Week Before the Holidays," 16 Dec. 2018 Greet victims’ families in the grocery store, but please leave them alone. Loren Kleinman And Amye Archer, Marie Claire, "I’m a Survivor of Sandy Hook. This Is What The Past Six Years Have Been Like.," 14 Dec. 2018 FedEx, for example, uses some Albertsons and Kroger grocery stores and Walgreens drugstores. David Porter, The Seattle Times, "Sting uses fake Amazon boxes, GPS to catch would-be thieves," 12 Dec. 2018 Amazon’s existing stores are the size of a small convenience store — and are thus much smaller than your typical grocery store, with fewer items and people to keep track of. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Amazon is reportedly testing its cashier-less technology in larger stores," 2 Dec. 2018 But according to Peterson, grocery stores will keep the 10-cent fee on the paper bags to help with the transition. Hannah Rodriguez, The Seattle Times, "Washington state lawmakers propose ban on single-use plastic bags," 28 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of grocery

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for grocery

see grocer

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grocery

noun

English Language Learners Definition of grocery

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

grocery

noun
gro·​cery | \ ˈgrō-sə-rē, ˈgrōs-rē\
plural groceries

Kids Definition of grocery

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

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