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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
1. To buy and sell (goods).
2. To promote the sale of, as by advertising or display: merchandised a new product.
To buy and sell goods; trade commercially.
[Middle English merchaundise, from Old French marchandise, trade, from marcheant, marchand, merchant; see merchant.]
mer·chan·dis·ingalso mer·chan·diz·ing (mûr′chən-dī′zĭng)
1. The promotion of merchandise sales, as by coordinating production and marketing and developing advertising, display, and sales strategies.
2. The sale of merchandise in connection with an established brand, such as a sports team or a film.