What does off-the-shelf mean?

Definitions for off-the-shelf

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. off-the-rack, off-the-shelf, off-the-peg, ready-to-wear(adj)

    (especially of clothing) made in standard sizes and available from merchandise in stock

    "a ready-made jacket"; "ready-to-wear clothes"


  1. off-the-shelf(adj.)

    Made in large quantities and intended to be used without modifications; -- similar to off-the-rack, but not restricted to clothing. Opposite of custom-made, made-to-order, or one-of-a-kind.


  1. off-the-shelf(Adjective)

    As purchased or as commonly available, without modification or customization.

    We can build a specialized part for you, but an off-the-shelf product will probably cost less.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of off-the-shelf in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of off-the-shelf in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Yaky Yanay:

    It will be very easy to use, off-the-shelf and readily available.

  2. Aubrey Alvarez:

    Anything on those racks that is out-of-date will automatically be taken off the shelf.

  3. Behzad Aghazadeh:

    If it plays out, it would be a game-changer of a company, any reasonable person would say, 'I'll take the off the shelf product.'.

  4. Richard Liu:

    We have to comply with every regulation from the government, so on the day the list came out some goods referred to were taken off the shelf.

  5. Chris Sacca:

    I picked one up off the shelf at a Reno airport gift shop on my way to give a speech, it was 80 percent off, so I was like, ‘ Yeah, score ! ’.

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