- the manufactured goods bought and sold in any business.
- the stock of goods in a store.
- goods, especially manufactured goods; commodities.
- to carry on trade.
- to buy and sell; deal in; trade.
- to plan for and promote the sales of.
Origin of merchandise
Examples from the Web for merchandise
CEO of armored car company tests his merchandise from the inside.Occupied SUV Fired On With AK-47
Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video
November 12, 2014
Also, FX created a bunch of ISIS merchandise that they now need to figure out what to do with.‘Archer’ Drops ISIS: The FX Series Dumps the Spy Org’s Name in Light of Recent Events
October 11, 2014
In Glasgow, as many as 10 Yes badges, T-shirts and posters were on show for every piece of No merchandise.Scotland Says Resounding ‘No’ to Independence
September 19, 2014
The costs of merchandise were right out of the 1990s: $20 for T-shirts, $30 for sweatshirts.I'm Not Country or Pop. I'm Just Pure Garth Brooks.
September 10, 2014
Speaking of T-shirts, Stevens is clearly big on merchandise.Pancakes and Pickaninnies: The Saga of ‘Sambo’s,’ The ‘Racist’ Restaurant Chain America Once Loved
June 30, 2014
And here we leave more than half our passengers and merchandise.The Roof of France
In American politics, an article of merchandise that comes in sets.The Devil's Dictionary
The latter case is not surprising in countries where women are considered as merchandise.The Sexual Question
We learn that they settled in the Syrian Quarter directly after clearing their merchandise.The Book of Khalid
It took Jean less than two minutes to dispose of his stock of merchandise.The Downfall
- commercial goods; commodities
- to engage in the commercial purchase and sale of (goods or services); trade
Word Origin and History for merchandise
mid-13c., "trading, commerce;" mid-14c., "commodities of commerce, wares, articles for sale or trade," from Anglo-French marchaundise, Old French marcheandise "goods, merchandise; trade, business" (12c.), from marchaunt "merchant" (see merchant).