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mer·chan·dise

 (mûr′chən-dīz′, -dīs′)
n. Abbr. mdse.
Goods bought and sold in business; commercial wares.
v. merchandise (-dīz′) also mer·chan·dize (-dīz′) mer·chan·dised, mer·chan·dis·ing, mer·chan·dis·es also mer·chan·dized or mer·chan·diz·ing or mer·chan·diz·es
v.tr.
1. To buy and sell (goods).
2. To promote the sale of, as by advertising or display: merchandised a new product.
v.intr.
To buy and sell goods; trade commercially.

[Middle English merchaundise, from Old French marchandise, trade, from marcheant, marchand, merchant; see merchant.]

mer′chan·dis′a·ble adj.
mer′chan·dis′er n.

merchandise

n
(Commerce) commercial goods; commodities
vb
(Commerce) to engage in the commercial purchase and sale of (goods or services); trade
[C13: from Old French. See merchant]
ˈmerchanˌdiser, ˈmerchanˌdizer n

mer•chan•dise

(n. ˈmɜr tʃənˌdaɪz, -ˌdaɪs; v. -ˌdaɪz)

n., v. -dised, -dis•ing. n.
1. goods bought and sold; commodities.
2. the stock of goods in a store.
v.i.
3. to carry on trade.
v.t.
4. to buy and sell; trade.
5. to plan for and promote the sales of.
[1250–1300; Middle English marchandise < Old French. See merchant, -ice]
mer′chan•dis`er, n.

merchandise

merchandise


Past participle: merchandised
Gerund: merchandising

Imperative
merchandise
merchandise
Present
I merchandise
you merchandise
he/she/it merchandises
we merchandise
you merchandise
they merchandise
Preterite
I merchandised
you merchandised
he/she/it merchandised
we merchandised
you merchandised
they merchandised
Present Continuous
I am merchandising
you are merchandising
he/she/it is merchandising
we are merchandising
you are merchandising
they are merchandising
Present Perfect
I have merchandised
you have merchandised
he/she/it has merchandised
we have merchandised
you have merchandised
they have merchandised
Past Continuous
I was merchandising
you were merchandising
he/she/it was merchandising
we were merchandising
you were merchandising
they were merchandising
Past Perfect
I had merchandised
you had merchandised
he/she/it had merchandised
we had merchandised
you had merchandised
they had merchandised
Future
I will merchandise
you will merchandise
he/she/it will merchandise
we will merchandise
you will merchandise
they will merchandise
Future Perfect
I will have merchandised
you will have merchandised
he/she/it will have merchandised
we will have merchandised
you will have merchandised
they will have merchandised
Future Continuous
I will be merchandising
you will be merchandising
he/she/it will be merchandising
we will be merchandising
you will be merchandising
they will be merchandising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been merchandising
you have been merchandising
he/she/it has been merchandising
we have been merchandising
you have been merchandising
they have been merchandising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been merchandising
you will have been merchandising
he/she/it will have been merchandising
we will have been merchandising
you will have been merchandising
they will have been merchandising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been merchandising
you had been merchandising
he/she/it had been merchandising
we had been merchandising
you had been merchandising
they had been merchandising
Conditional
I would merchandise
you would merchandise
he/she/it would merchandise
we would merchandise
you would merchandise
they would merchandise
Past Conditional
I would have merchandised
you would have merchandised
he/she/it would have merchandised
we would have merchandised
you would have merchandised
they would have merchandised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.merchandise - commodities offered for salemerchandise - commodities offered for sale; "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products"
cargo, consignment, freight, lading, shipment, payload, load, loading - goods carried by a large vehicle
commodity, trade good, good - articles of commerce
contraband - goods whose importation or exportation or possession is prohibited by law
feature - an article of merchandise that is displayed or advertised more than other articles
generic - any product that can be sold without a brand name
ironmongery - the merchandise that is sold in an ironmonger's shop
irregular, second - merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
line of business, line of merchandise, line of products, product line, business line, line - a particular kind of product or merchandise; "a nice line of shoes"
mercantile establishment, outlet, retail store, sales outlet - a place of business for retailing goods
number - an item of merchandise offered for sale; "she preferred the black nylon number"; "this sweater is an all-wool number"
refill - a commercial product that refills a container with its appropriate contents; "he got a refill for his ball-point pen"; "he got a refill for his notebook"
release - merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film); "a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra"
dreck, schlock, shlock - merchandise that is shoddy or inferior
software product, software package - merchandise consisting of a computer program that is offered for sale
inventory, stock - the merchandise that a shop has on hand; "they carried a vast inventory of hardware"; "they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory"
top of the line - the best (most expensive) in a given line of merchandise
piece goods, yard goods - merchandise in the form of fabrics sold by the yard
Verb1.merchandise - engage in the trade ofmerchandise - engage in the trade of; "he is merchandising telephone sets"
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
black market, run - deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
traffic - trade or deal a commodity; "They trafficked with us for gold"
arbitrage - practice arbitrage, as in the stock market
traffic - deal illegally; "traffic drugs"
market - engage in the commercial promotion, sale, or distribution of; "The company is marketing its new line of beauty products"
import - bring in from abroad
export - sell or transfer abroad; "we export less than we import and have a negative trade balance"

merchandise

noun
verb
1. trade, market, sell, retail, distribute, deal in, buy and sell, traffic in, vend, do business in He advises shops on how to merchandise their wares.

merchandise

noun
A product or products bought and sold in commerce:
commodity, good (used in plural), line, ware.
verb
To offer for sale:
Translations
بِضاعَه، بَضائِع
zboží
produktvare
söluvarningur
preces
blago

merchandise

[ˈmɜːtʃəndaɪz] Nmercancías fpl

merchandise

[ˈmɜːrtʃəndaɪz]
nmarchandises fpl

merchandise

n(Handels)ware f; “please do not handle the merchandise„das Berühren der Ware(n) ist verboten

merchandise

[ˈmɜːtʃnˌdaɪz]
1. nmerce f, merci fpl

merchandise

(ˈməːtʃəndaiz) noun
goods to be bought and sold. This store sells merchandise from all over the world.
References in classic literature ?
Four months ago they had left the straggling street thronged with busy citizens--groups at every corner, and a chaos of merchandise and traders in the open plaza or square beside the Presbyterian church.
A small stock of brown sugar, some white beans and split peas, and a few other commodities of low price, and such as are constantly in demand, made up the bulkier portion of the merchandise.
Here, too, comes his owner, cheerful, sombre, gracious or in the sulks, accordingly as his scheme of the now accomplished voyage has been realized in merchandise that will readily be turned to gold, or has buried him under a bulk of incommodities such as nobody will care to rid him of.
It was the commencement of his gang, to be augmented, as the boat moved on, by various other merchandise of the same kind, which he, or his agent, had stored for him in various points along shore.
He used to go on the highway and rob rich wayfarers; and other times he would swoop down from his high castle on the hills of the Neckar and capture passing cargoes of merchandise.
The Firm to which I was brutally consigned, as if I was a bale of merchandise, has worn out my patience by a series of petty insults; and I have felt compelled, from motives of self-respect, to withdraw my services, which were undervalued from the first.
But as most of them had, hanging up among their stock, an officer's coat or two, epaulettes and all, I was rendered timid by the costly nature of their dealings, and walked about for a long time without offering my merchandise to anyone.
Ay, as willingly as when, in the Gulf of Lyons, I flung over my merchandise to lighten the ship, while she laboured in the tempest robed the seething billows in my choice silks perfumed their briny foam with myrrh and aloes enriched their caverns with gold and silver work
Sire, there was once upon a time a merchant who possessed great wealth, in land and merchandise, as well as in ready money.
We committed, however, one great error in setting out, for having equipped our ships for privateering, and taken no merchandise on board, we could not touch at any of the ports of the Red Sea.
The companionship of one's wife is no article of merchandise, that, after it has been bought, may be returned, or bartered, or changed; for it is an inseparable accident that lasts as long as life lasts; it is a noose that, once you put it round your neck, turns into a Gordian knot, which, if the scythe of Death does not cut it, there is no untying.
As to the other sciences, inasmuch as these borrow their principles from philosophy, I judged that no solid superstructures could be reared on foundations so infirm; and neither the honor nor the gain held out by them was sufficient to determine me to their cultivation: for I was not, thank Heaven, in a condition which compelled me to make merchandise of science for the bettering of my fortune; and though I might not profess to scorn glory as a cynic, I yet made very slight account of that honor which I hoped to acquire only through fictitious titles.