Definition of grocery in US English:

grocery

(also grocery store)

noun

  • 1A grocer's store or business.

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