Crossword clues for merchandise
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Merchandise \Mer"chan*dise\, n. [F. marchandise, OF. marcheandise.]
The objects of commerce; whatever is usually bought or sold in trade, or market, or by merchants; wares; goods; commodities.
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
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).
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.
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.