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 (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
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′a·ble adj.
mer′chan·dis′er n.
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(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.
3. to carry on trade.
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.
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[ˈmɜːtʃəndaɪz] VTcomerciar
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And it is to be noted, that the trade of merchandize, being the most lucrative, may bear usury at a good rate; other contracts not so.
Ken Korney, director of worldwide sales for International Baler Co., Jacksonville, Fla., notes that distribution centers that handle merchandize before it hits retailers and return centers that handle it afterward are also major generators of the OCC grade.
show[ed] by these other incidents a particular hazard created by an habitual practice of stacking merchandize [sic] in a manner which the proprietor knew to be dangerous and knew to have caused injuries to customers in a particular manner and for a particular reason that may render these incidents similar.(32)