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Definition of "wholesale" []

  • The sale of goods in large quantities, as for resale by a retailer. (noun)
  • Of, relating to, or engaged in the sale of goods in large quantities for resale: a wholesale produce market; wholesale goods; wholesale prices. (adjective)
  • Made or accomplished extensively and indiscriminately; blanket: wholesale destruction. (adjective)
  • In large bulk or quantity. (adverb)
  • Extensively; indiscriminately. (adverb)

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 "wholesale" in a sentence
  • "The committee's report on its meeting last month said: "While UK banks had met most of their term wholesale funding targets for 2011 earlier in the year, progress in building funding resilience had been set back in recent months.""
  • "None of that justifies discarding the term wholesale."
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