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whole·sale

 (hōl′sāl′)
n.
The sale of goods in large quantities, as for resale by a retailer.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or engaged in the sale of goods in large quantities for resale: a wholesale produce market; wholesale goods; wholesale prices.
2. Made or accomplished extensively and indiscriminately; blanket: wholesale destruction.
adv.
1. In large bulk or quantity.
2. Extensively; indiscriminately.
v. whole·saled, whole·sal·ing, whole·sales
v.tr.
To sell in large quantities for resale.
v.intr.
1. To engage in wholesale selling.
2. To be sold wholesale.

whole′sal′er n.

wholesale

(ˈhəʊlˌseɪl)
n
1. (Commerce) the business of selling goods to retailers in larger quantities than they are sold to final consumers but in smaller quantities than they are purchased from manufacturers. Compare retail1
2. (Commerce) at wholesale
a. in large quantities
b. at wholesale prices
adj
3. (Commerce) of, relating to, or engaged in such business
4. made, done, etc, on a large scale or without discrimination
adv
on a large scale or without discrimination
vb
(Commerce) to sell (goods) at wholesale
ˈwholeˌsaler n

whole•sale

(ˈhoʊlˌseɪl)

n., adj., adv., v. -saled, -sal•ing. n.
1. the sale of goods in quantity, as to retailers.
adj.
2. of, pertaining to, or engaged in sale by wholesale.
3. extensive; broadly indiscriminate: wholesale discharge of workers.
adv.
4. on wholesale terms.
5. in large quantities; on a large scale, esp. without discrimination.
v.t., v.i.
6. to sell by wholesale.
[1375–1425; late Middle English, from the phrase by hole sale in gross; see whole, sale]
whole′sal`er, n.

Wholesale

 large quantities; a large number; in abundance, 1601.

wholesale


Past participle: wholesaled
Gerund: wholesaling

Imperative
wholesale
wholesale
Present
I wholesale
you wholesale
he/she/it wholesales
we wholesale
you wholesale
they wholesale
Preterite
I wholesaled
you wholesaled
he/she/it wholesaled
we wholesaled
you wholesaled
they wholesaled
Present Continuous
I am wholesaling
you are wholesaling
he/she/it is wholesaling
we are wholesaling
you are wholesaling
they are wholesaling
Present Perfect
I have wholesaled
you have wholesaled
he/she/it has wholesaled
we have wholesaled
you have wholesaled
they have wholesaled
Past Continuous
I was wholesaling
you were wholesaling
he/she/it was wholesaling
we were wholesaling
you were wholesaling
they were wholesaling
Past Perfect
I had wholesaled
you had wholesaled
he/she/it had wholesaled
we had wholesaled
you had wholesaled
they had wholesaled
Future
I will wholesale
you will wholesale
he/she/it will wholesale
we will wholesale
you will wholesale
they will wholesale
Future Perfect
I will have wholesaled
you will have wholesaled
he/she/it will have wholesaled
we will have wholesaled
you will have wholesaled
they will have wholesaled
Future Continuous
I will be wholesaling
you will be wholesaling
he/she/it will be wholesaling
we will be wholesaling
you will be wholesaling
they will be wholesaling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wholesaling
you have been wholesaling
he/she/it has been wholesaling
we have been wholesaling
you have been wholesaling
they have been wholesaling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wholesaling
you will have been wholesaling
he/she/it will have been wholesaling
we will have been wholesaling
you will have been wholesaling
they will have been wholesaling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wholesaling
you had been wholesaling
he/she/it had been wholesaling
we had been wholesaling
you had been wholesaling
they had been wholesaling
Conditional
I would wholesale
you would wholesale
he/she/it would wholesale
we would wholesale
you would wholesale
they would wholesale
Past Conditional
I would have wholesaled
you would have wholesaled
he/she/it would have wholesaled
we would have wholesaled
you would have wholesaled
they would have wholesaled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wholesale - the selling of goods to merchants; usually in large quantities for resale to consumers
marketing, merchandising, selling - the exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money
retail - the selling of goods to consumers; usually in small quantities and not for resale
Verb1.wholesale - sell in large quantities
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
sell - exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"
retail - sell on the retail market
Adj.1.wholesale - ignoring distinctions; "sweeping generalizations"; "wholesale destruction"
indiscriminate - not marked by fine distinctions; "indiscriminate reading habits"; "an indiscriminate mixture of colors and styles"
Adv.1.wholesale - at a wholesale price; "I can sell it to you wholesale"
retail - at a retail price; "I'll sell it to you retail only"
2.wholesale - on a large scale without careful discrimination; "I buy food wholesale"

wholesale

adverb
1. extensively, comprehensively, across the board, all at once, indiscriminately, without exception, on a large scale The army was burning down houses and killing villagers wholesale.
Translations
velkoobchodvelkoobchodní
en grosen gros-engroshandelmasse-
hulgimüük
tukku-tukkukauppa
na velikoveleprodaja
nagykereskedelmi
fjölda-, heildar-, allsherjar-heildsala
卸売り卸売りの
도매도매의
didelio mastomasiškasurmininkas
liela mēroga-masveida-slaktiņšvairumtirdzniecības-
grossistförsäljning
โดยการขายส่งการขายส่ง
toptantoptan satışbüyük çapta
bán sỉviệc bán sỉ

wholesale

[ˈhəʊlseɪl]
A. ADJ
1. [price, trade] → al por mayor
2. (fig) (= on a large scale) → en masa; (= indiscriminate) → general, total
wholesale destructiondestrucción f total or sistemática
B. ADV
1. (lit) → al por mayor
to buy/sell wholesalecomprar/vender al por mayor
2. (fig) → en masa
the books were burnt wholesalelos libros fueron quemados en masa
C. Nventa f al por mayor, mayoreo m (Mex)
D. CPD wholesale dealer N = wholesaler wholesale price index Níndice m de precios al por mayor
wholesale trader N = wholesaler

wholesale

[ˈhəʊlseɪl]
nvente f en gros, gros m
adj
[price, market] → de gros
[destruction, slaughter] → systématique
adv [buy, sell] → en gros

wholesale

nGroßhandel m
adj attr
(Comm) → Großhandels-; wholesale priceGroßhandelspreis m; wholesale dealerGroßhändler(in) m(f), → Grossist(in) m(f); wholesale purchaseGroß- or Engroseinkauf m
(fig) (= widespread)umfassend, massiv; (= indiscriminate)wild, generell; wholesale redundanciesMassenentlassungen pl; the wholesale slaughter of the infected animalsdie Abschlachtung aller infizierten Tiere
adv
(fig)in Bausch und Bogen; (= in great numbers)massenweise, massenhaft; (= without modification)(so) ohne Weiteres
vt goodseinen Großhandel betreiben mit
vi (item) → einen Großhandelspreis haben (at von)

wholesale

[ˈhəʊlseɪl]
1. adj (prices, trade) → all'ingrosso (fig) (slaughter, destruction) → in massa, totale; (acceptance) → in blocco; (modification) → su vasta scala
his work came in for wholesale criticism → il suo lavoro è stato criticato in blocco
2. adv (see adj) → all'ingrosso, in massa, in blocco, su vasta scala

wholesale

(ˈhəulseil) adjective
1. (also adverb) buying and selling goods on a large scale, usually from a manufacturer and to a retailer. a wholesale business; He buys the materials wholesale.
2. on a large scale. the wholesale slaughter of innocent people.
ˈwholesaler noun
a person who buys and sells goods wholesale.

wholesale

بِالـجُمْلَة, بَيْعٌ بِالـجُمْلَة velkoobchod, velkoobchodní en gros, engroshandel Großhandel, Großhandels- χονδρεμπόριο, χονδρικός al por mayor, mayorista tukku-, tukkukauppa en gros, vente en gros na veliko, veleprodaja all’ingrosso, vendita all’ingrosso 卸売り, 卸売りの 도매, 도매의 groothandel, groothandel- en gros, engrossalg hurtowy, sprzedaż hurtowa por atacado, por grosso, venda no atacado, venda por grosso оптовая торговля, оптовый grossistförsäljning โดยการขายส่ง, การขายส่ง toptan, toptan satış bán sỉ, việc bán sỉ 批发, 批发的
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Bashti had issued stern injunctions against wholesale slaughter.
They were such a pair as wholesale merchants use for weighing bulky commodities; and quite a bulky commodity was now to be weighed in them.
I'll murder your birds by wholesale, just for keeping me away from better company than either you or them.
He had virtually retired from the wholesale hardware trade before he built Stone Lodge, and was now looking about for a suitable opportunity of making an arithmetical figure in Parliament.
The dry-goods stores were not down among the counting-houses, banks, and wholesale warerooms, where gentlemen most do congregate, but Jo found herself in that part of the city before she did a single errand, loitering along as if waiting for someone, examining engineering instruments in one window and samples of wool in another, with most unfeminine interest, tumbling over barrels, being half-smothered by descending bales, and hustled unceremoniously by busy men who looked as if they wondered `how the deuce she got there'.
His earnings in his native town, where he worked for a wholesale dealer, had been after a lower rate; he had been paid weekly, and of his weekly earnings a large proportion had gone to objects of piety and charity.
Or rather, it may be presumed, that bearing in mind the wholesale forays made upon them by their nautical visitors, they consider the property of the latter as a fair object of reprisal.
Parents would be dissatisfied, and no one could be surprised if there were wholesale withdrawals.
I think YOU have not shown much mercy,' replied she, with a short, bitter laugh; 'killing the poor birds by wholesale in that shocking manner, and putting the dear boy to such misery for a mere whim.
This change, which I report with sincerity and reflect on with amazement, is, as I suspect, mainly the result of certain wholesale modern improvements in the position of contemporary Art, which have necessitated improvements and alterations in the business of picture-dealing.
The wholesale jail delivery did not occur until well along into 1915.
The artistic taste of some unknown hatter had furnished him with a hatband of wholesale capacity which was fluted behind, from the crown of his hat to the brim, and terminated in a black bunch, from which the imagination shrunk discomfited and the reason revolted.