merchandise


1mer·chan·dise

noun \ˈmər-chən-ˌdīz, -ˌdīs\

: goods that are bought and sold

Full Definition of MERCHANDISE

1
archaic :  the occupation of a merchant :  trade
2
:  the commodities or goods that are bought and sold in business :  wares

Examples of MERCHANDISE

  1. The merchandise will arrive by truck at noon.
  2. He's developed his own brand of merchandise.

Origin of MERCHANDISE

Middle English marchaundise, from Anglo-French marchandise, from marcheant
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

2mer·chan·dise

verb \-ˌdīz\

: to make the public aware of (a product being offered for sale) by using advertising and other methods

: to present (someone) to the public like a product being offered for sale

mer·chan·dised also mer·chan·dizedmer·chan·dis·ing also mer·chan·diz·ing

Full Definition of MERCHANDISE

intransitive verb
archaic
:  to carry on commerce :  trade
transitive verb
1
:  to buy and sell in business
2
:  to promote for or as if for sale <merchandise a movie star>
mer·chan·dis·er noun

Variants of MERCHANDISE

mer·chan·dise also mer·chan·dize \-ˌdīz\

Examples of MERCHANDISE

  1. The political candidates are being merchandised to the public.
  2. <the now-familiar practice of stores merchandising goods at dramatically lower prices on the day after Thanksgiving>

First Known Use of MERCHANDISE

14th century

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

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