What does wholesale mean?

Definitions for wholesale
ˈhoʊlˌseɪlwhole·sale

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wholesale(adj)

    the selling of goods to merchants; usually in large quantities for resale to consumers

  2. sweeping, wholesale(verb)

    ignoring distinctions

    "sweeping generalizations"; "wholesale destruction"

  3. wholesale(adverb)

    sell in large quantities

  4. wholesale(adverb)

    at a wholesale price

    "I can sell it to you wholesale"

  5. wholesale, in large quantities(adverb)

    on a large scale without careful discrimination

    "I buy food wholesale"

Wiktionary

  1. wholesale(Noun)

    The sale of products, often in large quantities, to retailers or other merchants

  2. wholesale(Verb)

    To sell at wholesale.

  3. wholesale(Adverb)

    in bulk or large quantity

  4. wholesale(Adverb)

    indiscriminately

  5. wholesale(Adjective)

    of, or relating to sale in large quantities, for resale

  6. wholesale(Adjective)

    extensive, indiscriminate, all-encompassing or blanket

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wholesale(noun)

    sale of goods by the piece or large quantity, as distinguished from retail

  2. Wholesale(adj)

    pertaining to, or engaged in, trade by the piece or large quantity; selling to retailers or jobbers rather than to consumers; as, a wholesale merchant; the wholesale price

  3. Wholesale(adj)

    extensive and indiscriminate; as, wholesale slaughter

Freebase

  1. Wholesale

    Wholesaling, jobbing, or distributing is the sale of goods or merchandise to retailers; to industrial, commercial, institutional, or other professional business users; or to other wholesalers and related subordinated services. In general, it is the sale of goods to anyone other than a standard consumer. In the United Kingdom, the Cash and Carry is a term used describe a wholesale warehouse, particularly those that are open to the general public on payment of a subscription. According to the United Nations Statistics Division, "wholesale" is the resale of new and used goods to retailers, to industrial, commercial, institutional or professional users, or to other wholesalers, or involves acting as an agent or broker in buying merchandise for, or selling merchandise to, such persons or companies. Wholesalers frequently physically assemble, sort and grade goods in large lots, break bulk, repack and redistribute in smaller lots. While wholesalers of most products usually operate from independent premises, wholesale marketing for foodstuffs can take place at specific wholesale markets where all traders are congregated. Traditionally, wholesalers were closer to the markets they supplied than the source from which they got the products.

Editors Contribution

  1. wholesale

    To buy and sell goods and products at specific quantities.

    Wholesale buying and selling is at various quantities.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 11, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wholesale in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wholesale in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of wholesale in a Sentence

  1. Jiang Liping:

    China is heading an energy revolution led by the transformation to low-carbon energy and the opening up of its wholesale power market, and storage will be important to bolster the changes.

  2. Rob James:

    The GB&M business was built for a prior regulatory environment. We have to have acknowledgement from HSBC that this no longer works and that something needs to be done about that, rather than the geographical split that has been mentioned, I think it is more reasonable to consider a functional split between wholesale and retail.

  3. Brock Chisholm:

    You can only cure retail but you can prevent wholesale.

  4. Erik Kreifeldt:

    Utilization is very low compared to what they can do, there’s some frustration from global wholesale and enterprise guys who wish it was an easier option for transit traffic.

  5. John Anderson:

    Turkey production has been somewhat lower this year and wholesale prices are a little higher, but consumers should find an adequate supply of birds at their local grocery store.

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