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I don't know how to cook and there's so much work involved you have to buy the groceries and prepare them. I like it when people cook for me, or I'll just order some take-out.
Famke Janssen

Meaning of "groceries" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GROCERIES

groceries  [ˈɡrəʊsərɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GROCERIES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Groceries is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GROCERIES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

groceries

Grocery store

A grocery store is a retail store that primarily sells food. A grocer is a bulk seller of food. Grocery stores often offer non-perishible food, with some also having fresh produce, butchers, delis, and bakeries. Large grocery stores that stock significant amounts of non-food products, such as clothing and household items, are called supermarkets. Some large supermarkets also include a pharmacy and an electronics section, the latter selling DVDs, headphones, digital alarm clocks, and similar items. In the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom, supermarkets and convenience stores are sometimes described as grocery businesses, or simply grocers. Small grocery stores that mainly sell fruits and vegetables are known as produce markets or greengrocers, and small grocery stores that predominantly sell prepared food, such as candy and snacks, are known as convenience stores or delicatessens. Some grocery stores form the centerpiece of a larger complex that includes other facilities, such as gas stations, which will often operate under the store's name.

Definition of groceries in the English dictionary

The definition of groceries in the dictionary is merchandise, esp foodstuffs, sold by a grocer.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GROCERIES


bakeries
ˈbeɪkərɪz
boundaries
ˈbaʊndərɪz
canaries
kəˈneərɪz
caravansaries
ˌkærəˈvænsərɪz
cranberries
ˈkrænbərɪz
diaries
ˈdaɪərɪz
dictionaries
ˈdɪkʃənərɪz
fairies
ˈfeərɪz
glossaries
ˈɡlɒsərɪz
memories
ˈmemərɪz
mysteries
ˈmɪstərɪz
necessaries
ˈnɛsɪsərɪz
nurseries
ˈnɜːsərɪz
queries
ˈkwɪərɪz
subsidiaries
səbˈsɪdɪərɪz
summaries
ˈsʌmərɪz
surgeries
ˈsɜːdʒərɪz
territories
ˈterətərɪz
varies
ˈveərɪz
victories
ˈvɪktərɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GROCERIES

gro.
groan
groaner
groanful
groaning
groaningly
groat
groats
groatsworth
grocer
grocery
grocery store
groceteria
grockle
Grodno
grody
Groening
grog
groggery
groggier

WORDS THAT END LIKE GROCERIES

A series
accessories
arteries
batteries
breweries
cemeteries
deliveries
discoveries
fisheries
galleries
lotteries
masteries
miniseries
monasteries
perfumeries
refineries
sceneries
series
time series
wineries
World Series

Synonyms and antonyms of groceries in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «groceries» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GROCERIES

Find out the translation of groceries to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of groceries from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «groceries» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

食品
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

comestibles
570 millions of speakers

English

groceries
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

किराने का सामान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بِقَالَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

продовольственные товары
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mantimentos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মুদীখানার পণ্যদ্রব্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

provisions
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Barangan runcit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Lebensmittel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

食料雑貨類
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

식료품
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Groceries
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hàng tạp hóa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மளிகை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

किराणामाल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bakkaliye
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cibarie
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

artykuły spożywcze
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

харчі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

produse de la băcănie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

είδη μπακαλικής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kruideniersware
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

specerier
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dagligvarer
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of groceries

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GROCERIES»

The term «groceries» is very widely used and occupies the 10.740 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GROCERIES» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about groceries

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10 QUOTES WITH «GROCERIES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word groceries.
1
Steve Albini
Buy groceries and feed yourself, even on the road.
2
Jacques Barzun
By the time I was 9, I had the conviction that everybody in the world was an artist except plumbers or people who delivered groceries.
3
Sherrod Brown
Anyone who's tried to pay a heating bill, fill a prescription, or simply buy groceries knows all too well that the current minimum wage does not cut the mustard.
4
Lyndsy Fonseca
The best relationships are when you both want to make each other happy - you buy the groceries, I do the dishes.
5
Jim Himes
We need financial regulation that allows businesses and the banks they use to have access to the tools that help keep prices of consumer goods - like groceries and home heating oil - steady, while ensuring that the taxpayers are never again on the hook for the types of wild bets that helped crash the economy in 2008.
6
Famke Janssen
I don't know how to cook and there's so much work involved you have to buy the groceries and prepare them. I like it when people cook for me, or I'll just order some take-out.
7
Stephan Jenkins
I carry groceries home on the tank of my motorcycle.
8
Sophie Kinsella
If you want something you can't afford, think what else that money could buy: a week's groceries, a month's rent, or a weekend away. That will put things into perspective.
9
Ali Liebegott
There's something very soothing about the simplicity of doing what's right in front of you: paying the rent, buying groceries, and when there's a little extra for a treat like cinnamon rolls, whoopee! When you live paycheck to paycheck, you only have so much to lose.
10
Michael Madsen
I probably made a few pictures I shouldn't have done, but I have four sons and I have to pay the rent. If you have a decision to make about whether or not you can buy groceries at the market or whether or not you're going to make a bad movie, you're going to make a bad movie.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GROCERIES»

Discover the use of groceries in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to groceries and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Know Your Groceries
1939 a book on nutrition which has valuable vitamin, alkaline-producing and acid forming elements of foods.
Frederick B. Humphrey, 1993
2
Groceries: How to Use Them for Any Good Reason!
This book is a compilation of quotations from many different sources to enable the reader to get a bigger picture of just where groceries fit into their lifestyle to bring the reader a fuller, more enjoyable life!
Ronald Alan Duskis, 2000
3
Groceries market Australia
The focus of this report will be the groceries industry in Australia.
Nina Rakowski, 2008
4
Groceries for Grandpa
Grandpa is having a birthday party, and it's Meg's job to do the grocery shopping. Will she find her way through the maze of aisles and rows using Mom's map? Or will she and her list get lost?
Susan Blackaby, 2008
5
How to Receive Free Groceries
Sarah Holmes is a columnist who shows shoppers how to reduce their grocery bill. Purchase this book to save on groceries in ways you never even imagined possible and begin receiving groceries for free!
Sarah Holmes, 2011
6
Draft Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill
As regards England and Wales and Northern Ireland, section 94 of the Arbitration Act 1996 broadly applies the provisions of Part 1 of that Act to arbitrations carried out under the Groceries Supply Order and this Bill, except so far as those ...
Great Britain. Department for Business Innovation and Skills, Great Britain. Parliament, Great Britain: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, 2011
7
Green groceries: a mail-order guide to organic foods
Lists addresses for mail order sources of organic foods, including baby foods, dried fruits and vegetables, fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese, bread, snacks, meat, fish, poultry, nuts, rice, and condiments
Jeanne Heifetz, 1992
8
Sugar and Spice: Grocers and Groceries in Provincial ...
Consumers in eighteenth-century England were firmly embedded in an expanding world of goods, one that incorporated a range of novel foods (tobacco, chocolate, coffee, and tea) and new supplies of more established commodities, including ...
Jon Stobart, 2012
9
Grow Your Own Groceries: How to Feed Your Family from Your ...
All in all, this is an excellent book for the novice gardener who wants to start growing their own groceries.' www.gardenaction.co.uk AUTHOR BIOG: Linda Gray has many years' gardening and housekeeping experience.
Linda Gray, 2009
10
Mr. Potato Head and the Mixed-Up Groceries
When Mr. Potato Head's friend, Little Old Lady Prune, invites him to dinner, she gives him a shopping list which he promptly loses, leaving him to try to reconstruct the menu from memory, with unexpected results.
Playskool, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GROCERIES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term groceries is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Groceries are just a click away: Loblaws launches new Click-and …
“When customers are ready to pickup they come to the store and park in the designated parking spots and we load the groceries for them. «www.kingstonregion.com/, Jul 15»
2
New app to refill your milk can and unpack groceries
This app can unpack your stuff buy groceries for you and do your laundry in click of a button. Alfred, an on-demand personal concierge service ... «Sakshi Post, Jul 15»
3
Kansas officer sent to arrest shoplifting mom pays for her groceries
A widowed, homeless mother of six who tried shoplifting $300 in diapers, shoes and baby wipes avoided jail after the Kansas police officer sent ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
4
D. Dowd Muska: Of groceries, ray guns and the gross receipts tax
On July 1, furniture, haircuts, toys, shoes, lawn care, and milkshakes became more expensive for most New Mexicans. The gross receipts tax, ... «Las Cruces Sun-News, Jul 15»
5
Two Friends Pay for Stranger's Groceries and the Reactions are …
The duo bought groceries for two hours and edited the footage down into a seven-minute video. They played their video at their church and ... «NextShark, Jul 15»
6
Man stole groceries after starving for four days
A man was caught shoplifting groceries, mostly pork belly, worth 590,000 won ($520) after starving for four days, Busan Sasang police said ... «Korea Times, Jul 15»
7
Shop to exchange wastes with vegetables and groceries opened
MADURAI: In an effort to encourage people to segregate waste, the Paravai town panchayat in the district has opened a shop named ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
8
Enter to win FREE groceries from Kroger
KPRC 2 and Kroger have partnered to give you a chance to win groceries for one full year! Enter on the official KPRC 2 Facebook page here. «KPRC Houston, Jul 15»
9
$AVINGS 4 YOU: This could save you $640/year on groceries
CLEVELAND, OH -- The average family in our region throws away close to one third of their produce every week. It's an astounding but ... «WWL, Jul 15»
10
Random Acts Of Kindness: Two Men Pay For Strangers' Groceries At …
“As customers got ready to pay for their groceries, Westerman would walk up, put down money to pay the bill, then walk out of the store. «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Groceries [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/groceries>. Apr 2020 ».
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