the selling of goods to consumers; usually in small quantities and not for resale
be sold at the retail level
"These gems retail at thousands of dollars each"
sell on the retail market
at a retail price
"I'll sell it to you retail only"
The sale of goods directly to the consumer; encompassing the storefronts, mail-order, websites, etc., and the corporate mechanisms, branding, advertising, etc. that support them, which are involved in the business of selling and point-of-sale marketing retail goods to the public.
She works in retail.
Retail price; full price; an abbreviated expression, meaning the full suggested price of a particular good or service, before any sale, discount, or other deal.
I never pay retail for clothes.
To sell at retail, or in small quantities directly to customers.
To repeat or circulate (news or rumours) to others.
Direct to consumers, in retail quantities, or at retail prices.
We've shut shown our reseller unit. We're only selling retail now.
Of, or relating to the (actual or figurative) sale of goods or services directly to individuals.
Origin: From the verb retaillier.
the sale of commodities in small quantities or parcels; -- opposed to wholesale; sometimes, the sale of commodities at second hand
done at retail; engaged in retailing commodities; as a retail trade; a retail grocer
to sell in small quantities, as by the single yard, pound, gallon, etc.; to sell directly to the consumer; as, to retail cloth or groceries
to sell at second hand
to distribute in small portions or at second hand; to tell again or to many (what has been told or done); to report; as, to retail slander
Origin: [F. retaille piece cut off, shred, paring, or OF. retail, from retailler. See Retail, v.]
Retail is a syndicated comic strip distributed by King Features Syndicate. It is authored and illustrated by Norm Feuti. It made its newspaper debut on January 1, 2006, and then gained quickly in popularity following articles in The New York Times and TIME Magazine.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-tāl′, v.t. to sell or deal out in small parts: to sell in broken parts, or at second hand: to hand down by report.—adj. pertaining to retail.—ns. Rē′tail, the sale of goods in small quantities; Retail′er; Retail′ment. [Fr. retailler, to cut again—re-, again, tailler, to cut.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'retail' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4512
Rank popularity for the word 'retail' in Adjectives Frequency: #606
The numerical value of retail in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of retail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- търговия на дребноBulgarian
- detailsalg, detailhandelDanish
- Einzelhandel, Einzelhandelsabsatz, KleinverkaufGerman
- λιανικά, λιανεμπόριο, λιανικός, λιανικήGreek
- venta al por menor, venta al detalleSpanish
- kertoa, vähittäismyynti, vähittäiskauppa, levittää, vähittäismyyntihinta, vähittäishinta, vähittäin, [[harjoittaa]] [[vähittäiskauppaa]]Finnish
- al dettaglio, vendita al dettaglio, vendere al dettaglioItalian
- 小売, 小売価格, 小売りJapanese
- vender a varejo, varejo, retalhoPortuguese
- vânzare cu bucata, vânzare cu amănuntulRomanian
- [[в]] [[розница, розничный, розница, [[продава́ть]] [[в]] [[розница, [[розничныйRussian
- роздрібна торгівляUkrainian
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