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See also: merchandisé
See etymology for merchant
- (General American) (noun) IPA(key): /ˈmɝtʃənˌdaɪs/, /ˈmɝtʃənˌdaɪz/
- (General American) (verb) IPA(key): /ˈmɝtʃənˌdaɪz/
- (Received Pronunciation) (noun) IPA(key): /ˈmɜːtʃənˌdaɪs/, /ˈmɜːtʃənˌdaɪz/
- (Received Pronunciation) (verb) IPA(key): /ˈmɜːtʃənˌdaɪz/
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- (uncountable) Commodities offered for sale.
- good business depends on having good merchandise
- (countable) A commodity offered for sale; an article of commerce; a kind of merchandise.
- (uncountable) The act or business of trading; trade; traffic.
- Adjectives often applied to "merchandise": returned, used, damaged, stolen, assorted, lost, promotional, industrial, cheap, expensive, imported, good, inferior.
commodities offered for sale
commodity offered for sale
act or business of trading
- (intransitive, archaic) To engage in trade; to carry on commerce.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
- (intransitive) To engage in in-store promotion of the sale of goods, as by display and arrangement of goods.
- He started his career merchandising in a small clothing store chain.
- (transitive, archaic) To engage in the trade of.
- (transitive) To engage in in-store promotion of the sale of.
- He got hired to merchandise some new sporting goods lines.
- (transitive) To promote as if for sale.
- The record companies don't get as good a return on merchandising artists under contract.
to engage in the trade of
- “merchandise” in John A. Simpson and Edward S. C. Weiner, editors, The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989, ISBN 978-0-19-861186-8.
- “merchandise” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.