- the manufactured goods bought and sold in any business.
- the stock of goods in a store.
- goods, especially manufactured goods; commodities.
- to carry on trade.
- to buy and sell; deal in; trade.
- to plan for and promote the sales of.
Origin of merchandise
Examples from the Web for 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
- commercial goods; commodities
- to engage in the commercial purchase and sale of (goods or services); trade
Word Origin and History for merchandises
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).