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Definitions for merchandise
ˈmɜr tʃənˌdaɪz, -ˌdaɪs; -ˌdaɪzmer·chan·dis·e

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. merchandise, ware, productverb

    commodities offered for sale

    "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products"

  2. trade, merchandiseverb

    engage in the trade of

    "he is merchandising telephone sets"


  1. merchandisenoun

    Commodities offered for sale.

    good business depends on having good merchandise

  2. merchandisenoun

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

  3. merchandiseverb

    to engage in the trade of.

  4. Etymology: From Anglo‐French marchaundise, from marchaunt.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Merchandisenoun

    Etymology: marchandise, French.

    If a son, that is sent by his father about merchandise, fall into some leud action, his wickedness, by your rule, should be imposed upon his father. William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    If he pay thee to the utmost farthing, thou hast forgiven nothing: it is merchandise, and not forgiveness, to restore him that does as much as you can require. Taylor.

    Fair when her breast, like a rich laden bark
    With precious merchandise, she forth doth lay. Edmund Spenser.

    Thou shalt not sell her at all for money; thou shalt not make merchandise of her. Deut. xxi. 14.

    As for any merchandise you have brought, ye shall have your return in merchandise or in gold. Francis Bacon.

    So active a people will always have money, whilst they can send what merchandises they please to Mexico. Addison.

  2. To Merchandiseverb

    To trade; to traffick; to exercise commerce.

    The Phœnicians, of whose exceeding merchandising we read so much in ancient histories, were Canaanites, whose very name signifies merchants. Edward Brerewood, on Languages.


  1. merchandise

    Merchandise refers to goods or items that are bought and sold in businesses, especially those that are purchased in large quantities for resale. These goods can come in various forms including clothing, books, electronics, food items and more. Merchandise can also refer to products related to a particular brand or entity, often used for promotional or marketing purposes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Merchandisenoun

    the objects of commerce; whatever is usually bought or sold in trade, or market, or by merchants; wares; goods; commodities

  2. Merchandisenoun

    the act or business of trading; trade; traffic

  3. Merchandiseverb

    to trade; to carry on commerce

  4. Merchandiseverb

    to make merchandise of; to buy and sell

  5. Etymology: [F. marchandise, OF. marcheandise.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of merchandise in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of merchandise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of merchandise in a Sentence

  1. Julie Wagner:

    A large draw for Middle Eastern travelers is the opulent hotel accommodations as well as the breadth of shopping opportunities available in our city, not only can Middle Eastern travelers shop in flagship stores for renowned labels with exclusive merchandise, but many of our retailers offer after-hours, VIP shopping and personal styling experiences with advance notice, as well.

  2. William Seward Burroughs:

    Junk is the ultimate merchandise. The junk merchant does not sell his product to the consumer, he sells the consumer to the product. He does not improve and simplify his merchandise, he degrades and simplifies the client.

  3. Alicia Au:

    Halloween is now embraced in Kuala Lumpur (the cosmopolitan capital of Malaysia), lots of malls will sell Halloween-related merchandise and bars will put up decorations. However, there is not so much trick or treating for the kids. I just don’t think that idea has caught on yet.

  4. Luis Gonzalez:

    Around 100 tonnes of powder, 2.6 million detonators, 99 projectiles and around 3,000 cannon shells were found, the documentation that the captain had in regards to the merchandise that was being transported in the China-flagged vessel did not correspond to what we found.

  5. Roger McGuinn:

    The wonderful thing about having your songs on the radio is that people are going to go out to your concerts and buy your merchandise and that sort of thing, and it feels good to get that level of name recognition.

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