Definition of grocery in English:



  • 1A grocer's store or business.

    • ‘You may have seen it in your grocery shops, particularly in the Asian grocery shops.’
    • ‘However, the budget grocery chain is unlikely to impress with its first-half figures.’
    • ‘In Canadian retail grocery stores, more space is devoted to fresh produce than to any other food sector.’
    • ‘When purchasing jarred condiments, explore grocery shelves for variations on a theme.’
    • ‘Small retail grocery stores offer cooking classes and seminars.’
    • ‘Spammers couldn't trust each other with five bucks to walk down to the corner grocery and bring back a loaf of bread.’
    • ‘The walls of the recreation center and the corner grocery store are covered with graffiti.’
    • ‘After the marriage they moved to Vienna where they set up a grocery business which fared rather well.’
    • ‘People who shop at the discount grocery chains that charge a nickel per bag seem to use fewer bags.’
    • ‘A popular member of the business community, he ran a grocery shop in the town for many years.’
    • ‘She was supposed to go to the grocery store that day to get items to fix for the meal that night.’
    • ‘He was caught by the police soon after he came back to Shanghai to open a grocery shop.’
    • ‘I did a little leg work at a couple neighborhood groceries today.’
    • ‘Mary was very well respected in her community where she had a small grocery shop until a few years ago.’
    • ‘It started in the grocery business because shops were charging too much for food.’
    • ‘If he went out somewhere, like the barber shop or the grocery store, I always went with him.’
    • ‘Within a year, she had contracts with two major grocery chains in Chicago.’
    • ‘Before this he had worked at the family business - a grocery shop on Girlington Road.’
    • ‘I jumped on the low carb bandwagon and opened a low carb retail grocery store.’
    • ‘The brothers came to Manchester from Bangladesh in 1971 to run a family grocery business.’
    1. 1.1Items of food sold in a grocery store.
      • ‘Grocery shopping is thus the perfect, guilt-free excuse for visiting the mall.’
      • ‘I dumped some groceries on my kitchen counter and started to unload them.’
      • ‘She put her two grocery bags on the table and went into the living room.’
      • ‘Rob had all the ingredients, thanks to our weekly grocery shopping we did together.’
      • ‘People usually went their once a week to get their weekly groceries.’
      • ‘There's a little store selling basic groceries, with a meat and deli counter at the back.’
      • ‘I'm really unclear how other customers carry their groceries home.’
      • ‘The farm wife is often a working commuter who buys her meat and groceries at the supermarket.’
      • ‘Back in 1892 you could get your groceries delivered, in a horse-drawn vehicle.’
      • ‘The kitchen included everything and there were two bags of groceries on the counter.’
      • ‘Whether it be less partying, less shopping or cheaper groceries, trade-offs are needed to survive as a couple.’
      • ‘Jo starts cooking, gets the fire going, and goes out to buy a few groceries.’
      • ‘When I'd finished that and was carrying the groceries home, it began to rain!’
      • ‘So hoping to not attract attention, I don my largest backpack to carry my groceries home.’
      • ‘He bought the cheapest groceries and he thought it didn't matter.’
      • ‘Neither of them would blink an eye at my check stubs or grocery lists.’
      • ‘People sat around and discussed problems with their children and where to find cheap groceries.’
      • ‘He opened a general store in Union St, selling groceries and supplies to the gold diggers.’
      • ‘After filling an entire grocery cart, I sent Penny back for a second.’
      • ‘Although the railway paid well compared to other sectors such as farming, many could only afford basic groceries.’
      supplies, food and drink, food, stores, stocks, groceries, rations, iron rations, eatables, edibles, fare, daily bread, staples
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