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merchandise

noun mer·chan·dise \ ˈmər-chən-ˌdīz , -ˌdīs \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of merchandise

1 archaic : the occupation of a merchant : trade
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.

Recent Examples of merchandise from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of merchandise

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

merchandise Synonyms


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merchandise

verb mer·chan·dise \ -ˌdīz \
variants: or less commonly merchandize

Definition of merchandise

merchandised also merchandized; merchandising also merchandizing
intransitive verb
archaic : to carry on commerce : trade
transitive verb
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
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

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Origin and Etymology of merchandise


MERCHANDISE Defined for English Language Learners

merchandise

noun

Definition of merchandise for English Language Learners

  • : goods that are bought and sold


merchandise

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

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

Definition of merchandise for Students

: goods that are bought and sold


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