grocery Definition

  • 1a store selling food and household goods
  • 2the items of food sold in a grocery store

Using grocery: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "grocery" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I need to go to the grocery store to buy some milk.

  • Example

    She picked up some groceries on her way home from work.

  • Example

    The grocery store is closed on Sundays.

  • Example

    He works at a local grocery.

grocery Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for grocery

Phrases with grocery

  • the activity of buying food and household goods at a grocery store


    I usually do my grocery shopping on Saturdays.

  • a bag used for carrying groceries or other items purchased at a store


    Can you help me carry these grocery bags to the car?

  • the total amount of money spent on groceries during a certain period of time


    Our grocery bill has gone up since we started buying organic produce.

Origins of grocery

from Old French 'grosserie', meaning 'wholesale'


Summary: grocery in Brief

The term 'grocery' [ˈɡrəʊsəri] refers to a store that sells food and household goods, as well as the items sold in such a store. It is often used in phrases like 'grocery shopping,' 'grocery bag,' and 'grocery bill.' 'Grocery' is a formal term that can be replaced with 'food store' or 'market.'

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