Retail meaning

rē'tāl'
The definition of retail is relating to the sale of goods directly to consumers.

An example of retail is a store in the shopping mall like Sears or Old Navy.

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Retail is defined as relating to the sale of goods directly to consumers.

An example of retail is selling shirts to customers in a clothing store.

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The sale of goods or commodities in small quantities directly to consumers.
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Of, relating to, or engaged in the sale of goods or commodities at retail.
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In retail quantities.
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At a retail price.
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To sell in small quantities directly to consumers.
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To tell or repeat (gossip or stories, for example) to others.
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To sell at retail.
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The sale of goods or articles individually or in small quantities directly to the consumer.
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Of, connected with, or engaged in the sale of goods at retail.
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Designating or of a banking or financial institution providing services to, or primarily to, consumers, rather than to corporations or to other banks.

A retail broker, retail lending.

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In relatively small quantities or at a retail price.
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To sell individually or in small quantities; sell directly to the consumer.
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To repeat or pass on (gossip, secrets, etc.) to others.
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To be sold at retail.

Books that retail at a dollar.

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The sale of goods directly to the consumer; encompassing the storefronts, mail-order, websites, etc., and the corporate mechanisms, branding, advertising, etc. that support them, which are involved in the business of selling and point-of-sale marketing retail goods to the public.

She works in retail.

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(colloquial) Retail price; full price; an abbreviated expression, meaning the full suggested price of a particular good or service, before any sale, discount, or other deal.

I never pay retail for clothes.

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Of, or relating to the (actual or figurative) sale of goods or services directly to individuals.
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Direct to consumers, in retail quantities, or at retail prices.

We've shut shown our reseller unit. We're only selling retail now.

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To sell at retail, or in small quantities directly to customers.
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To repeat or circulate (news or rumours) to others.
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at retail
  • Directly to the consumer at retail prices.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

at retail

Origin of retail

  • Middle English from Anglo-Norman variant of Old French piece cut off from retaillier to cut up re- re- tailler to cut tailor
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From the Old French verb retaillier.
    From Wiktionary