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merchandise

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

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 sells a variety of spring merchandise

Examples of merchandise in a Sentence

  1. The merchandise will arrive by truck at noon.

  2. He's developed his own brand of merchandise.

Origin and Etymology of merchandise

Middle English marchaundise, from Anglo-French marchandise, from marcheant


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merchandise

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verb mer·chan·dise \-ˌdīz\
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merchandize

Definition of merchandise

merchandised

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merchandized

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merchandising

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merchandizing

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

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to buy and sell in business carpets from Iran, India, or Taiwan are merchandised along with Italian leather goods and Spanish ceramics — Irving Kolodin

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

merchandiser

noun

Examples of merchandise in a Sentence

  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

Origin and Etymology of merchandise

see 1merchandise


MERCHANDISE Defined for English Language Learners

merchandise

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noun

Definition of merchandise for English Language Learners

  • : goods that are bought and sold

merchandise

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verb

Definition of merchandise for English Language Learners

  • : 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


MERCHANDISE Defined for Kids

merchandise

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

Definition of merchandise for Students

  1. :  goods that are bought and sold



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