Definition of Merchandise

1. Noun. Commodities offered for sale. "That store offers a variety of products"




2. Verb. Engage in the trade of. "He is merchandising telephone sets"
Exact synonyms: Trade
Category relationships: Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Entails: Buy, Purchase, Sell
Specialized synonyms: Black Market, Run, Traffic, Arbitrage, Traffic, Market, Import, Export
Derivative terms: Merchandiser, Merchandising, Trade, Trade, Trader

Definition of Merchandise

1. n. The objects of commerce; whatever is usually bought or sold in trade, or market, or by merchants; wares; goods; commodities.

2. v. i. To trade; to carry on commerce.

3. v. t. To make merchandise of; to buy and sell.

Definition of Merchandise

1. Noun. Commodities offered for sale. ¹

2. Noun. A commodity offered for sale; an article of commerce; a kind of merchandise. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive archaic) To engage in trade. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To engage in in-store promotion of the sale of goods, as by display and arrangement of goods. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive archaic) To engage in the trade of. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To engage in in-store promotion of the sale of. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To promote as if for sale. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Merchandise

1. [v -DISED, -DISING, -DISES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Merchandise

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mercership
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merchandise (current term)
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merchandries

Literary usage of Merchandise

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin by United States (1918)
"B. merchandise. Producing markets: Buying and selling of textile fibers and fabrics. Textiles: Uaw materials of cotton and wool, manufacturing processes of ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1910)
"The contention that merchandise coming into the United States from the Canal Zone in ... 13111, to the duties imposed on merchandise imported from foreign ..."

3. Annual Report by Indiana State Board of Health (1917)
"To American Medical Association, merchandise $96 40 " 30. ... To WB Burford, merchandise 467 54 30. To Dr. CA Carter, expense 17 80 " 30. ..."

4. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1850)
"When goods subject to an ad valorem duty are consigned to a person to of this act, no goods, wares, or merchandise, imported into the United States, ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1890)
"On the contrary, we think the ascertainment and liquidation of the duties on merchandise entered in bond for warehouse should follow, in the regular course ..."

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