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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.


(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.


[ˈmɜːtʃəndaɪz] VTcomerciar
References in classic literature ?
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.