[ noun mur-chuh n-dahyz, -dahys; verb mur-chuh n-dahyz ]
/ noun ˈmɜr tʃənˌdaɪz, -ˌdaɪs; verb ˈmɜr tʃənˌdaɪz /
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.
Related formsmer·chan·dis·a·ble, adjectivemer·chan·dis·er, nounun·mer·chan·dised, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for merchandiser
noun (ˈmɜːtʃənˌdaɪs, -ˌdaɪz)
commercial goods; commodities
to engage in the commercial purchase and sale of (goods or services); trade
Derived Formsmerchandiser, noun
Word Origin for merchandise
C13: from Old French. See merchant
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