Definition of grocery in English:

grocery

(also grocery store)

noun

  • 1A grocer's store or business.

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

grocery

/ˈɡrōs(ə)rē//ˈɡroʊs(ə)ri/