Meaning of MERCHANDISE in English

I. ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌdīz, -īs noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English marchaundise, from Old French marcheandise, from marcheant merchant — more at merchant


a. : the commodities or goods that are bought and sold in business : the wares of commerce

b. obsolete : an article of merchandise

2. archaic : the buying and selling of goods for profit : the occupation of a merchant : business activity

II. verb

also mer·chan·dize -īz

( -ed/-ing/-s )

Etymology: Middle English marchaundisen, from marchaundise, n.

intransitive verb

: to carry on commerce : trade , traffic

transitive verb

1. : to buy and sell : deal in : make merchandise of

2. : to carry on sales promotion of : advertise, publicize, or present attractively or effectively

• mer·chan·dis·er -zə(r) noun -s

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