merchandise

noun
mer·​chan·​dise | \ ˈmər-chən-ˌdīz How to pronounce merchandise (audio) , -ˌdīs \

Definition of merchandise

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

merchandise

verb
mer·​chan·​dise | \ ˈmər-chən-ˌdīz How to pronounce merchandise (audio) \
variants: or less commonly merchandize
merchandised also merchandized; merchandising also merchandizing

Definition of merchandise (Entry 2 of 2)

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

intransitive verb

archaic : to carry on commerce : trade

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Other Words from merchandise

Verb

merchandiser noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for merchandise

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of merchandise in a Sentence

Noun The merchandise will arrive by truck at noon. He's developed his own brand of merchandise. Verb The political candidates are being merchandised to the public. the now-familiar practice of stores merchandising goods at dramatically lower prices on the day after Thanksgiving
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Brady merchandise surpassed the two-week total for Mahomes items just three days after Tampa Bay won a spot in the Super Bowl, the company said. New York Times, "Through Genetics, Luck or ‘Prehab,’ Tom Brady Endures at 43," 7 Feb. 2021 The 855,000-square-foot receives and stores merchandise, with workers and robots dispatching approximately100,000 orders a day. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, "Unions show solidarity for Amazon workers in cold rain," 7 Feb. 2021 Immediately after Tampa Bay won its second title Sunday by routing the Kansas City Chiefs, 31-9, in Tampa, Fla., Buccaneers Super Bowl championship merchandise went on sale, including all kinds of shirts and hats. Kristen Davis, cleveland, "Where to get Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl champs shirts, hats, plus Tom Brady gear," 7 Feb. 2021 The Fair Credit Billing Act and policies of credit card companies enable you to refuse payment made with a credit card for merchandise that is unsatisfactory or undelivered. Kevin Brasler, Star Tribune, "Which computer stores offer the best advice and service?," 6 Feb. 2021 She’s leaving the company as senior vice president and general merchandise manager of handbags, ladies shoes, beauty and jewelry. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "A couple key executive departures at Neiman Marcus," 5 Feb. 2021 GameStop is a cutting edge gaming and electronics retailer firm out of Texas, awaiting imminent patent approval on a new generation of online merchandise stores... Whizy Kim, refinery29.com, "Why Everyone Is Talking About GameStop Stocks — Or Is It Stonks?," 28 Jan. 2021 Restaurants, bars and coffee shops in the airport will have expanded hours during the Super Bowl travel days, and shops in the main terminal and in each airside terminal will have Super Bowl merchandise for sale. Harriet Baskas, USA TODAY, "Tampa readies for Super Bowl LV fans – albeit fewer of them – amid the pandemic," 27 Jan. 2021 Carol Stewart, a native of Washington selling Biden-Harris merchandise, said Harris's rise to political office reminded her of Obama's legacy as the country's first black president. Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner, "'I needed to be here': Black women turn out for historic Harris inauguration," 20 Jan. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Witherspoon will reprise her role as Elle Woods, the fashion merchandising major turned Harvard Law School student from the 2001 comedy. Nick Romano, EW.com, "Mindy Kaling boards Legally Blonde 3 as writer: 'Bend and snap, people!'," 19 May 2020 Mannequins were added to clothing sections, helping drive sales by showing garments merchandised as outfits. Sarah Halzack | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "It Worked at Target. Maybe It’ll Work at Macy’s.," 27 Feb. 2019 Because his company largely produces T-shirts and other apparel for the music and merchandising industry, many of his employees already wear masks to protect themselves from the dust involved in textile manufacturing. New York Times, "Christian Siriano and Dov Charney Are Making Masks and Medical Supplies Now," 21 Mar. 2020 In addition to his role in figure skating, Mr. Collins also handled merchandising for such musical acts as the Beach Boys, Neil Diamond, John Denver, the Blues Brothers, and the Cars. Barry Wilner, BostonGlobe.com, "Skating entrepreneur Tom Collins passes away at age 88," 1 Sep. 2019 Lastly, Tritton led merchandising at Target during a time of significant changes to in-store presentation. Washington Post, "Bed Bath & Beyond Pins Its Hopes to the Magic of Target," 10 Oct. 2019 My favorite part of my previous career was merchandising. Jenna Sauers, Harper's BAZAAR, "These Three Women Are Redefining What It Means to Be a Leader," 20 Nov. 2019 Universal Music Group, through merchandising company Bravado, also controls worldwide apparel rights for Bob Marley. Alexei Barrionuevo, Billboard, "Island Records & Primary Wave Celebrate Bob Marley's 75th With 'One Love Hotel' Takeover," 22 Jan. 2020 Since 2001, Barcelona’s merchandising operation had been subcontracted out to Nike, the team’s jersey sponsor. Rory Smith, New York Times, "Ernesto Valverde and the Prison of Barcelona’s Past," 14 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of merchandise

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for merchandise

Noun and Verb

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

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The first known use of merchandise was in the 13th century

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16 Feb 2021

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“Merchandise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/merchandise. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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merchandise

noun

English Language Learners Definition of merchandise

 (Entry 1 of 2)

somewhat formal : goods that are bought and sold

merchandise

verb

English Language Learners Definition of merchandise (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

noun
mer·​chan·​dise | \ ˈmər-chən-ˌdīz How to pronounce merchandise (audio) , -ˌdīs \

Kids Definition of merchandise

: goods that are bought and sold

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