motorcar brand first marketed 1926 after merger of two earlier companies. The firstg part of the name, Mercedes, marketed as a car name from 1901, chosen by Austrian manufacturer Emil Jellinik for his daughter, Mercedes. The Benz is from the other company, from name of Karl Benz, creator of the Benz Patent Motorwagen (1886).
[mur-suh-ner-ee] /ˈmɜr səˌnɛr i/ adjective 1. working or acting merely for money or other reward; venal. 2. hired to serve in a foreign army, guerrilla organization, etc. noun, plural mercenaries. 3. a professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army. 4. any hireling. /ˈmɜːsɪnərɪ; -sɪnrɪ/ adjective 1. influenced by greed or desire for gain […]
[mur-ser] /ˈmɜr sər/ noun, Chiefly British. 1. a dealer in textile fabrics; dry-goods merchant. /ˈmɜːsə/ noun 1. (Brit) a dealer in textile fabrics and fine cloth /ˈmɜːsə/ noun 1. Johnny, full name John Herndon Mercer. 1909–76, US popular songwriter and singer. His most popular songs include “Blues in the Night” (1941) and “Moon River” (1961) […]
noun 1. a city in W central Washington, on Mercer Island in Lake Washington, east of Seattle.
[mur-suh-rahyz] /ˈmɜr səˌraɪz/ verb (used with object), mercerized, mercerizing. 1. to treat (cotton yarns or fabric) with caustic alkali under tension, in order to increase strength, luster, and affinity for dye. /ˈmɜːsəˌraɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to treat (cotton yarn) with an alkali to increase its strength and reception to dye and impart a lustrous silky […]