Wholesale means the sale of a large quantity of items at the same time.(noun)
An example of wholesale is the sale of 200 candles at once.
The definition of wholesale is relating to the sale of many goods at once.(adjective)
An example of wholesale used as an adjective is the term "wholesale prices," which means the prices for buying a lot of items at once.
Wholesale is defined as in large quantity.(adverb)
An example of wholesale used as an adverb is the term "wholesale shopping," which means purchasing a lot a similar item at once.
See wholesale in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME holesale (< phr. by hole sale, by wholesale): see whole & sale
See wholesale in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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