grocery

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

Definition of grocery

plural

groceries

  1. 1 groceries plural :  the food and supplies sold by a grocer —usually singular in British usage

  2. 2 :  a grocer's store

Examples of grocery in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples of grocery from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'grocery.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of grocery

see grocer



GROCERY Defined for English Language Learners

grocery

play
noun

Definition of grocery for English Language Learners

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


GROCERY Defined for Kids

grocery

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

Definition of grocery for Students

plural

groceries

  1. 1 groceries plural :  food and household supplies sold at a store

  2. 2 :  a store that sells food and household supplies


Learn More about grocery


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up grocery? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to fight against or to call in question

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!