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wholesale

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noun whole·sale \ˈhōl-ˌsāl\

Simple Definition of wholesale

  • : the business of selling things in large amounts to other businesses rather than to individual customers

Full Definition of wholesale

  1. :  the sale of commodities in quantity usually for resale (as by a retail merchant)

15th Century

First Known Use of wholesale

15th century


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wholesale

adjective whole·sale

Simple Definition of wholesale

  • : relating to the business of selling things in large amounts to other businesses rather than to individual customers

  • : affecting large numbers of people or things

Full Definition of wholesale

  1. 1 :  performed or existing on a large scale especially without discrimination <wholesale slaughter>

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or engaged in the sale of commodities in quantity for resale <a wholesale grocer>

Examples of wholesale

  1. The crops originated from wholesale growers.

  2. Is that price retail or wholesale?



1642

First Known Use of wholesale

1642


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wholesale

adverb whole·sale

Definition of wholesale

  1. :  in a wholesale manner



1732

First Known Use of wholesale

1732


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wholesale

verb whole·sale

Simple Definition of wholesale

  • : to sell (things) to other businesses rather than to individual customers

  • : to be sold to other businesses for a specified price

Full Definition of wholesale

whole·saledwhole·sal·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to sell (something) in quantity usually for resale

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to sell in quantity usually for resale

Examples of wholesale

  1. The company wholesales clothing to boutiques in the area.



1800

First Known Use of wholesale

1800



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