[ noun mur-chuhn-dahyz, -dahys; verb mur-chuhn-dahyz ]
/ noun 藞m蓽r t蕛蓹n藢da瑟z, -藢da瑟s; verb 藞m蓽r t蕛蓹n藢da瑟z /
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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路chan路dised, mer路chan路dis路ing.
to carry on trade.
verb (used with object), mer路chan路dised, mer路chan路dis路ing.
to buy and sell; deal in; trade.
to plan or manage the arrangement and promotion of (goods in a store): When you merchandise your products, promote impulse purchases by grouping like items.
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Sometimes mer路chan路dize .

Origin of merchandise

First recorded in 1250鈥1300; Middle English marchandise, from Old French; see merchant, -ice

OTHER WORDS FROM merchandise

mer路chan路dis路a路ble, adjectivemer路chan路dis路er, nounun路mer路chan路dised, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for merchandise


noun (藞m蓽藧t蕛蓹n藢da瑟s, -藢da瑟z)
commercial goods; commodities
verb (藞m蓽藧t蕛蓹n藢da瑟z)
to engage in the commercial purchase and sale of (goods or services); trade

Derived forms of merchandise

merchandiser, noun

Word Origin for merchandise

C13: from Old French. See merchant
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