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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Increasingly price-conscious consumers are shopping less at department stores and more at discount stores and general merchandise stores.
▪ Figure 8-1 shows the size of the merchandise trade deficit.
▪ Our cumulative merchandise trade deficit worldwide is more than $ 1 trillion.
▪ Our international merchandise trade deficit in 1995 was nearly $ 174 billion.
▪ Are we really buying hot merchandise here?
▪ Wall Street salesmen then try to fool investors into buying the overpriced merchandise.
▪ And many parents are asking their co-workers to buy the merchandise.
▪ Also, many shoppers who browse online end up buying the merchandise at a conventional store, Leathern said.
▪ In order to sell the merchandise, he or she invites friends and neighbours to a party.
▪ He asked his wife to sell off the merchandise while he decided what to do with the storefront.
▪ Many goods no longer even reach high street shelves as retailers sell merchandise direct to the black market.
▪ The merchandise is attractively displayed and the assistants are friendly and helpful.
▪ The fire at the warehouse destroyed merchandise valued at over $2 million.
▪ The town has a tiny general store with wildly overpriced merchandise.
▪ Also, anything on the Jaws films, especially merchandise, toys, etc.
▪ Discs and other merchandise will be available, including the first Drakes shirts.
▪ He would only need to sit quietly on his merchandise.
▪ I want no part of hot merchandise.
▪ In order to sell the merchandise, he or she invites friends and neighbours to a party.
▪ On principle I am against owning too many establishments dealing in the same merchandise in the one town.
▪ There had been snow in the Store, too, sprayed on merchandise around Christmas Fayre time.
▪ In the 1980s, he began merchandising his own hair care products.
▪ She recommends that retailers merchandise the fixture in four vertical segments according to absorbency and stack the brands horizontally.
▪ When they did, they learned that they were good at buying food and merchandising it in their stores.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Merchandise \Mer"chan*dise\, n. [F. marchandise, OF. marcheandise.]

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

  2. The act or business of trading; trade; traffic.


Merchandise \Mer"chan*dise\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Merchandised; p. pr. & vb. n. Merchandising.] To trade; to carry on commerce.


Merchandise \Mer"chan*dise\, v. t. To make merchandise of; to buy and sell. ``Love is merchandised.''

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-13c., "trading, commerce;" mid-14c., "commodities of commerce, wares, articles for sale or trade," from Anglo-French marchaundise, Old French marcheandise "goods, merchandise; trade, business" (12c.), from marchaunt "merchant" (see merchant).


also merchandize, "to buy and sell; to market," late 14c.; see merchant + -ize. Meaning "promote the sale of goods" is from 1926. Related: Merchandising; merchandizing.


n. 1 (context uncountable English) commodity offered for sale. 2 (context countable English) A commodity offered for sale; an article of commerce; a kind of merchandise. 3 (context uncountable English) The act or business of trading; trade; traffic. vb. 1 (context intransitive archaic English) To engage in trade; to carry on commerce. 2 (context intransitive English) To engage in in-store promotion of the sale of goods, as by display and arrangement of goods. 3 (context transitive archaic English) To engage in the trade of. 4 (context transitive English) To engage in in-store promotion of the sale of. 5 (context transitive English) To promote as if for sale.


n. commodities offered for sale; "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products" [syn: wares, product]


v. engage in the trade of; "he is merchandising telephone sets" [syn: trade]

Usage examples of "merchandise".

The Sherlock and the Watson floated alongside the offloaded actinium waiting for a lighter to arrive and recover the stolen merchandise.

A marketing plan incorporates the methods of advertising, sales promotion, merchandising and public relations.

All the other customers had been thrown hundreds of yards away in every direction, and the merchandise had exploded into its component ions, except for the alembic, which sat in the center of the circle shining like an atomic pile.

The rows of merchandise converged crookedly on Aspic Hole like spokes on a broken wheel.

Arcadian, all right, made out to a father-and-son merchandising team of Baccar and Gil Fortunori.

I thank God I am a bookseller, trafficking in the dreams and beauties and curiosities of humanity rather than some mere huckster of merchandise.

Foye, in her buxom cheeriness, was drawn to give some of it forth to the uncouth-looking, companionless girl, and not only began a chat with her, after the momentary stir in the street was over, and she had settled herself upon her stool, and leaning her back against a tree, set vigorously to work again at knitting a stout blue yarn stocking, but also treated Bubby and Baby to some bits of her sweet merchandise, and told them about the bears and the monkeys that had gone by, shut up in the gay, red-and-yellow-painted wagons.

He remarked, however, that I was not likely to be so well off on my return, because, in the country to which I was going, there was abundance of damaged goods, but that no one knew better than he did how to root out the venom left by the use of such bad merchandise.

Much of the merchandise in the shops is generic dotcom trash, vying for the title of Japanese-Scottish souvenir-from-hell: Puroland tartans, animatronic Nessies hissing bad-temperedly at knee level, second-hand schleptops.

Keene, representing that such an expedition would affect the commerce of Spain, by intimidating foreign merchants from embarking their merchandise in the flota.

Bossk glared at the cages where Boba Fett kept his captured pieces of merchandise, en route to collecting the bounty on them.

If the rumors are true, then surely the merchandise is shipped through the Guajira, but none of it stops here.

He informed me that I was on Polish territory, and that I must pay duty on whatever merchandise I had with me.

Visual merchandisers combine mannequins and props, color and light, and a variety of visual techniques to make merchandise both attractive and seductive.

If the merchandise mix is really going to be right, it has to be managed by the merchandisers there on the scene, the folks who actually deal face to face with the customers, day in and day out, through the seasons.