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merchandise

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noun mer·chan·dise \ˈmər-chən-ˌdīz, -ˌdīs\

Simple Definition of merchandise

  • : goods that are bought and sold

Full Definition of merchandise

  1. 1 archaic :  the occupation of a merchant :  trade

  2. 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


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merchandise

verb mer·chan·dise \-ˌdīz\

Simple Definition of merchandise

  • : 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

Full Definition of merchandise

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

archaic

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to carry on commerce :  trade

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to buy and sell in business

  5. 2 :  to promote for or as if for sale <merchandise a movie star>

mer·chan·dis·er noun

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>



14th Century

First Known Use of merchandise

14th century

Variants of merchandise

also mer·chan·dize play \-ˌdīz\


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