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. Duncan Hunter:

    The changes offered up by the White House prove that neither the right questions were asked nor were any lessons learned, wholesale changes are needed, but what's being put forward is nothing more than window dressing, I fear.

  2. Caroline Flint:

    We always have 101 reasons from the energy companies and those in the sector about why they can't pass on wholesale costs, we've seen recently that actually they have started to pass on some of those costs, but it's only between 1 and 5 percent and it's on gas alone not electricity.

  3. Exatel CEO Nikodem Boncza Tomaszewski:

    And this is guaranteed by the 5G wholesale operator model proposed by Exatel.

  4. Maysa Talerd:

    I think this might become the main income for me in the future because toy stores are contacting me to do wholesale.

  5. John Delaney:

    I think it's short-sighted, the report makes clear is that we haven't done a good job here ... When you have a problem you've got to stop with incremental solutions and you need more of a wholesale solution.

Images & Illustrations of wholesale

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