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Definition of "retail" []

  • The sale of goods or commodities in small quantities directly to consumers. (noun)
  • Of, relating to, or engaged in the sale of goods or commodities at retail. (adjective)
  • In retail quantities. (adverb)
  • At a retail price. (adverb)
  • To sell in small quantities directly to consumers. (verb-transitive)

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 "retail" in a sentence
  • "More Wal-Mart Checks Out a New Continent Heard on the Street: Testing New Delhi's Fiscal Fitness If foreign direct investment "in retail is opened up, we can contribute more," Mr. Duke told a group of Indian executives and bureaucrats."
  • "The word retail may suggest shopping malls and corner stores, but in the wine business, retail typically refers to the large wine merchants who do the bulk of their trade on the telephone, on the Internet, and via e-mail."
  • "It's happening once again this week, and it gives a whole new meaning to the term retail politics."