merchandise [mʉr′c̸hən dīz′; for n., also, -dīs′]
Merchandise is defined as things that can be bought and sold.
An example of merchandise is a television at a Best Buy store.
The definition of merchandise is to advertise products to the customer.
An example of to merchandise is to create a display of a new book.
merchandise definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- things bought and sold; goods; commodities; wares
- Obsolete buying and selling; trade
Origin: Middle English marchandise ; from Old French ; from marchant: see merchant
, intransitive verb merchandised, merchandising
- to buy and sell; carry on trade in (some kind of goods)
- to advertise, promote, and organize the sale of (a particular product)
merchandise definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
noun Abbr. mdse.
Goods bought and sold in business; commercial wares. verb merchandise
also mer·chan·dize mer·chan·dised
also mer·chan·diz·es verb, transitive
- To buy and sell (goods).
- To promote the sale of, as by advertising or display: merchandised a new product.
To buy and sell goods; trade commercially.
Origin: Middle English merchaundise, from Old French marchandise, trade, from marcheant, marchand, merchant; see merchant.
- merˈchan·disˌa·ble adjective
merchandise - Business Definition
Goods sold to consumers at the retail level.