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merchandise

[ noun mur-chuhn-dahyz, -dahys; verb mur-chuhn-dahyz ]
/ noun ˈmɜr tʃənˌdaɪz, -ˌdaɪs; verb ˈmɜr tʃənˌdaɪz /
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noun

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 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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Origin of merchandise

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English marchandise, from Old French; see merchant, -ice
mer·chan·dis·a·ble, adjectivemer·chan·dis·er, nounun·mer·chan·dised, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for merchandise

merchandise

noun (ˈmɜːtʃənˌdaɪs, -ˌdaɪz)

commercial goods; commodities

verb (ˈmɜːtʃənˌdaɪz)

to engage in the commercial purchase and sale of (goods or services); trade
merchandiser, noun
C13: from Old French. See merchant
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