Meaning of MERCHANDISE in English

I. ˈmər-chən-ˌdīz, -ˌdīs noun

Etymology: Middle English marchaundise, from Anglo-French marchandise, from marcheant

Date: 13th century

1. archaic : the occupation of a merchant : trade

2. : the commodities or goods that are bought and sold in business : wares

II. verb

also mer·chan·dize -ˌdīz

( -dised also -dized ; -dis·ing also -diz·ing )

Date: 14th century

intransitive verb

archaic : to carry on commerce : trade

transitive verb

1. : to buy and sell in business

2. : to promote for or as if for sale

merchandise a movie star

• mer·chan·dis·er noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.