merchandise [ noun mur-ch uh n-dahyz, -dahys; verb mur-ch uh n-dahyz] Examples Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com the manufactured goods bought and sold in any business. the stock of goods in a store. goods, especially manufactured goods; commodities. verb (used without object), mer·chan·dised, mer·chan·dis·ing. to carry on trade. verb (used with object), mer·chan·dised, mer·chan·dis·ing. to buy and sell; deal in; trade. to plan for and promote the sales of. Origin of merchandise 1250–1300; Middle English marchandise
-ice Related forms mer·chan·dis·a·ble, adjective mer·chan·dis·er, noun un·mer·chan·dised, adjective
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Examples from the Web for merchandised British Dictionary definitions for merchandised noun ( ˈmɜːtʃənˌdaɪs, -ˌdaɪz) commercial goods; commodities to engage in the commercial purchase and sale of (goods or services); trade Derived Forms merchandiser, noun Word Origin
C13: from Old French. See
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Word Origin and History for merchandised merchandise n.
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). merchandise v.
merchandize, "to buy and sell; to market," late 14c.; see merchant + -ize. Meaning "promote the sale of goods" is from 1926. Related: Merchandising; merchandizing.
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