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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.

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. David Dollar:

    The overall demand for merchandise went up quite dramatically, so we were suddenly asking our system to handle a lot more stuff.

  2. Lynda Buel:

    It is incredibly easy to sell stolen merchandise online through e-commerce platforms, e-commerce has really taken off as the place to sell stolen goods.

  3. Matt Balanz:

    For example, when the SEC has a larger share of TV viewers today with its existing smaller conference, they see 50-75% more online search traffic than the rest of the (Power Five) conferences, which can lead to all kinds of important consumer behaviors, such as buying tickets and merchandise, donating and applying to the school.

  4. Lori Lightfoot:

    We still have retailers that won't institute plans like having security officers in their stores, making sure that they've got cameras that are actually operational, locking up their merchandise at night, chaining high-end bags, these purses can be something that is attracting a lot of organized retail theft units.

  5. Nancy Pelosi:

    You demonize...we call it the wrap-up smear, you smear somebody with falsehoods and all the rest, and then you merchandise it and then you write it and say, See, it's reported in the press that this, this, and this... so they have that validation that the press reported the smear and then it's called a wrap-up-smear and the merchandise is the press' report on the smear we made. It's a tactic, and it's self-evident.

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