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retail

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verb re·tail \ˈrē-ˌtāl, especially for 2 also ri-ˈtāl\

Definition of retail

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to sell in small quantities directly to the ultimate consumer

  3. 2 :  tell, retell

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to sell at retail

retailer

noun

Examples of retail in a sentence

  1. We retail clothing at the best possible prices.

  2. jewelry that retails from $100

15th Century

First Known Use of retail

15th century


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retail

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noun re·tail \ˈrē-ˌtāl\

Definition of retail

  1. :  the sale of commodities or goods in small quantities to ultimate consumers; also :  the industry of such selling

at retail

  1. 1 :  at a retailer's price

  2. 2 :  4retail

Examples of retail in a sentence

  1. She has a job in retail.

Origin and Etymology of retail

Middle English, from Anglo-French retaille cutting, deduction, retail, from retailler to cut out, from re- + tailler to cut — more at tailor


First Known Use: 15th century


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retail

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adjective re·tail \ˈrē-ˌtāl\

Definition of retail

  1. :  of, relating to, or engaged in the sale of commodities at retail <retail trade>

Examples of retail in a sentence

  1. Is that price retail or wholesale?

1601

First Known Use of retail

1601


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retail

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adverb re·tail \ˈrē-ˌtāl\

Definition of retail

  1. :  in small quantities :  from a retailer

Examples of retail in a sentence

  1. You usually have to pay more if you buy something retail than if you buy it wholesale.

  2. The product sells retail for about $100.

1784

First Known Use of retail

1784



RETAIL Defined for English Language Learners

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retail

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verb re·tail \ˈrē-ˌtāl, especially for 2 also ri-ˈtāl\

Definition of retail for English Language Learners

  • : to sell (something) to customers for their own use

  • : to be sold to the final customer for a specified price

  • : to tell (something) to one person after another : to tell (something) again


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retail

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noun re·tail \ˈrē-ˌtāl\

Definition of retail for English Language Learners

  • : the business of selling things directly to customers for their own use


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retail

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adjective re·tail \ˈrē-ˌtāl\

Definition of retail for English Language Learners

  • : relating to the business of selling things directly to customers for their own use


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retail

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adverb re·tail \ˈrē-ˌtāl\

Definition of retail for English Language Learners

  • : in a store that sells things directly to customers for their own use : from a retailer


RETAIL Defined for Kids

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retail

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verb re·tail \ˈrē-ˌtāl\

Definition of retail for Students

retailed

retailing

  1. :  to sell in small amounts to people for their own use

retailer

noun

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retail

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noun re·tail

Definition of retail for Students

  1. :  the sale of products or goods in small amounts to people for their own use


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retail

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adjective re·tail

Definition of retail for Students

  1. :  relating to or engaged in selling products in small amounts to people for their own use <retail stores>



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