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Meaning of WHOLESALE

Pronunciation:  'howl`seyl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the selling of goods to merchants; usually in large quantities for resale to consumers
  2. [adv]  on a large scale without careful discrimination; "I buy food wholesale"
  3. [adv]  at a wholesale price; "I can sell it to you wholesale"
  4. [adj]  ignoring distinctions; "indiscriminate slaughter of a population"; "sweeping generalizations"; "wholesale destruction"
  5. [adj]  selling or related to selling goods in large quantities for resale to the consumer; "wholesale prices"; "a wholesale produce market"
  6. [v]  sell in large quantities

WHOLESALE is a 9 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: bulk(a), in large quantities, indiscriminate, sweeping
 Antonyms: retail, retail, retail, retail
 See Also: marketing, merchandising, sell, selling



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Whole"sale`\, n.
    Sale of goods by the piece or large quantity, as
    distinguished from retail.
    {By wholesale}, in the mass; in large quantities; without
       distinction or discrimination.
             Some, from vanity or envy, despise a valuable book,
             and throw contempt upon it by wholesale. --I. Watts.
  2. \Whole"sale`\, a.
    1. Pertaining to, or engaged in, trade by the piece or large
       quantity; selling to retailers or jobbers rather than to
       consumers; as, a wholesale merchant; the wholesale price.
    2. Extensive and indiscriminate; as, wholesale slaughter. ``A
       time for wholesale trust.'' --Mrs. Humphry Ward.