Merchandise meaning

mûrchən-dīz, -dīs
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.

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Goods bought and sold in business; commercial wares.
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To promote the sale of, as by advertising or display.

Merchandised a new product.

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To buy and sell goods; trade commercially.
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To buy and sell (goods).
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Things bought and sold; goods; commodities; wares.
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(obs.) Buying and selling; trade.
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To buy and sell; carry on trade in (some kind of goods)
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To advertise, promote, and organize the sale of (a particular product)
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(uncountable) Commodities offered for sale.

Good business depends on having good merchandise.

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(countable) A commodity offered for sale; an article of commerce; a kind of merchandise.
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(uncountable) The act or business of trading; trade; traffic.
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(intransitive, archaic) To engage in trade; to carry on commerce.

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(intransitive) To engage in in-store promotion of the sale of goods, as by display and arrangement of goods.

He started his career merchandising in a small clothing store chain.

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(archaic) To engage in the trade of.
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To engage in in-store promotion of the sale of.

He got hired to merchandise some new sporting goods lines.

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To promote as if for sale.

The record companies don't get as good a return on merchandising artists under contract.

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Merchandise is defined as things that can be bought and sold.

An example of merchandise is a television at a Best Buy store.

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Origin of merchandise

  • Middle English merchaundise from Old French marchandise trade from marcheant, marchand merchant merchant

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman marchaundise, from marchaunt (“merchant")

    From Wiktionary