- The definition of wholesale is relating to the sale of many goods at once.
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.
An example of wholesale used as an adverb is the term "wholesale shopping," which means purchasing a lot a similar item at once.
- Wholesale means the sale of a large quantity of items at the same time.
An example of wholesale is the sale of 200 candles at once.
wholesale definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English holesale (; from phrase by hole sale, by wholesale): see whole and amp; sale
- of, connected with, or engaged in such selling: wholesale prices
- extensive, sweeping, or indiscriminate: wholesale criticism
- in wholesale amounts or at wholesale prices
- extensively, sweepingly, or indiscriminately: to reject proposals wholesale
- wholesaler noun
wholesale definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of, relating to, or engaged in the sale of goods in large quantities for resale: a wholesale produce market; wholesale goods; wholesale prices.
- Made or accomplished extensively and indiscriminately; blanket: wholesale destruction.
- In large bulk or quantity.
- Extensively; indiscriminately.
- To engage in wholesale selling.
- To be sold wholesale.
- wholeˈsalˌer noun
wholesale - Business Definition
wholesale - Cultural Definition
The sale of merchandise to retailers rather than directly to the public.
wholesale - Investment & Finance Definition
wholesale - Phrases/Idioms
- at wholesale
- extensively, sweepingly, or indiscriminately