Definition of grocery in English:

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grocery

Pronunciation: /ˈɡrōs(ə)rē/

noun (plural groceries)

(also grocery store)
1A grocer’s store or business.
Example sentences
  • It started in the grocery business because shops were charging too much for food.
  • Before this he had worked at the family business - a grocery shop on Girlington Road.
  • If he went out somewhere, like the barber shop or the grocery store, I always went with him.
1.1 (groceries) Items of food sold in a grocery store.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • He bought the cheapest groceries and he thought it didn't matter.

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Syllabification: gro·cer·y

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