1 a dealer in textiles (especially silks)
2 British maker of printed calico cloth who invented mercerizing (1791-1866) [syn: John Mercer]
- a merchant dealing
in fine cloth
- 1600, Ben Jonson, Cynthia's Revels
- ... Acolastus-Polypragmon-Asotus, is here present (by the help of his mercer, tailor, milliner, sempster, and so forth) at his designed hour...
- 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses
- He passed, dallying, the windows of Brown Thomas, silk mercers.
- 1600, Ben Jonson, Cynthia's Revels
Mercer may refer to:
- Mercer (occupation), the original definition of mercer, meaning a merchant or trader, though its current meaning is more specifically a merchant who deals in textiles.
- Asa Shinn Mercer, was the first president of the Territorial University of Washington and a member of the Washington State Senate.
- Bill Mercer, an American sportscaster, originally from Muskogee, Oklahoma, who now lives in Richardson, Texas.
- Charles F. Mercer, a nineteenth century politician, U.S. Congressman, and lawyer from Loudoun County, Virginia.
- David Mercer, an English playwright and dramatist.
- David Henry Mercer, a Nebraska Republican politician.
- Erick Mercer, Visual Artist.
- George Mercer, rapist.
- Henry Chapman Mercer, Pennsylvania archeologist, tile-maker, and designer of poured-concrete structures such as the Mercer Museum.
- Hugh Mercer, a physician, a brigadier general in the Continental Army and a close friend to George Washington.
- Hugh W. Mercer, an officer in the United States Army and then a Confederate general during the American Civil War.
- Jack Mercer, an American animator and voice actor.
- James Mercer, musician; guitarist, lead singer and songwriter of the Shins.
- James Mercer, an English mathematician
- Jerry L. Mercer, a retired United Methodist minister and Seminary professor.
- Jerry Mercer, drummer for the Canadian rock group April Wine, former drummer of Mashmakhan.
- Joe Mercer, an English football player and manager.
- Joe Mercer, an English jockey.
- John Francis Mercer, an American lawyer, planter, and politician from Virginia and Maryland.
- Mike Mercer, an American basketball player.
- Johnny Mercer, an American songwriter and singer.
- Leroy Mercer, an American football player.
- Mabel Mercer, an English-born cabaret singer who performed in the United States, Britain, and Europe with the greats in jazz and cabaret.
- Malcolm Mercer, a Canadian general, barrister and art patron who practiced law in Toronto and led the 3rd Canadian Division during the first two years of the First World War before he was killed in action at Mount Sorrel in Belgium.
- Marian Mercer, an award-winning American actress.
- Mick Mercer, a journalist and author.
- Mike Mercer (football player), a former American college and professional football kicker and punter who played for six teams from (1961-1970).
- Owen Mercer, a fictional character existing in the . He is the son of the original Captain Boomerang (Digger Harkness) and Meloni Thawne.
- Patrick Mercer, a politician in the United Kingdom. He is Conservative Party Member of Parliament for Newark.
- Ray Mercer, is an American professional boxer and former WBO World Heavyweight Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist.
- Rick Mercer, a Canadian comedian, television personality and political satirist.
- Roger Mercer, a British archaeologist whose work has concentrated on the Neolithic and Bronze Age of the British Isles.
- Ron Mercer, is an American former basketball player at the University of Kentucky who also had a career in the National Basketball Association, most recently for the New Jersey Nets.
- Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer, a quadriplegic and American disability rights activist.
- Sam Mercer, a film producer.
- Win Mercer, a pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1894 to 1902.
- Mercer (car), a type of automobile
- Mercer's condition
- Mercer (consulting firm)
- Mercer Oak, a large white oak tree that stood in Princeton Battlefield State Park in Princeton Township, New Jersey.
- Mercer and Somerset Railway, a short-lived line of the Pennsylvania Railroad in western New Jersey, built to delay completion of the Delaware and Bound Brook Railroad, part of the National Railway line (later owned by the Philadelphia and Reading Railway) from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to New York City.
- Mercer's theorem
- Worshipful Company of Mercers
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