Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An advocate or practitioner of an economic system (Europe in 18th C) to increase a nation's wealth by government regulation of all of the nation's commercial interests

Usage examples (34)
  • With the large reserve accumulation and an explosive export growth, China has been described as mercantilist by some observers.
  • The global imbalances created by such 'mercantilist' and
  • It's what inevitably happens when a large, productive country tries to run a "mercantilist"
  • The Chinese government practices the "mercantilist" theory of trade in which it deliberately imposes barriers to imports while. for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.