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Definition of "merchandise" []

  • Goods bought and sold in business; commercial wares. (noun)
  • To buy and sell (goods). (verb-transitive)
  • To promote the sale of, as by advertising or display: merchandised a new product. (verb-transitive)
  • To buy and sell goods; trade commercially. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "merchandise" in a sentence
  • "The imagined history of the merchandise is as interesting as the wares are intrinsically."
  • "We shop near where we live where the merchandise is as good as downtown but at much less cost and no sales tax to pay."
  • "a Ninja-like outfit was arrested after stealing $30,000 in merchandise from the Nordstrom where he worked and attempting to sell it ..."