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Definition of "nonfood" []

  • Of, relating to, or being something that is not food but is sold in a supermarket, as housewares or stationery. (adjective)

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 "nonfood" in a sentence
  • "Companies in sectors that typically move with the economic cycle, such as nonfood retailers, have been shut out of debt markets since the collapse of Lehman Brothers shook confidence."
  • "Tesco has the largest exposure to nonfood sales of the grocers, which has added to its lagging behind its three main rivals, J Sainsbury PLC, Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC and Asda Supermarkets, which is owned by Wal-Mart Stores Inc."
  • "He said like-for-like nonfood sales were still falling, but not by as much as the 5% seen in the second quarter."
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