verb (used without object), mer·chan·dised, mer·chan·dis·ing.
verb (used with object), mer·chan·dised, mer·chan·dis·ing.
Origin of merchandise
Related Words for merchandisesproduct, material, stock, commodity, stuff, vend, wares, number, produce, truck, effects, line, staple, promote, wholesale, distribute, trade, advertise, retail
Examples from the Web for merchandises
Historical Examples of merchandises
We searched the ship, and took some of her merchandises, and so let her go.Sir Francis Drake's Famous Voyage Round the World
Noblemen of this realm of old time, as also of late years, have dealt in merchandises.The Survey of London
That city is one of the best stored of silk and other merchandises that is in the world.The Travels of Sir John Mandeville
Thither merchants go to seek spices and all manner of merchandises, more commonly than in any other part.Early Travels in Palestine
Arculf et al.
Here he surprised a ship laden with plate, and other merchandises, outward bound, to buy cocoa-nuts.Great Pirate Stories
noun (ˈmɜːtʃənˌdaɪs, -ˌdaɪz)
Word Origin 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).