the sale of goods to ultimate consumers, usually in small quantities (opposed to wholesale).
pertaining to, connected with, or engaged in sale at retail: the retail price.
in a retail quantity or at a retail price.
to sell at retail; sell directly to the consumer.
to relate or repeat in detail to others: to retail scandal.
to be sold at retail: It retails at 50 cents.
- re·tail·er, noun
- non·re·tail, adjective
- non·re·tail·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for retail
the sale of goods individually or in small quantities to consumers: Compare wholesale (def. 1)
of, relating to, or engaged in such selling: retail prices
in small amounts or at a retail price
to sell or be sold in small quantities to consumers
(rɪˈteɪl) (tr) to relate (gossip, scandal, etc) in detail, esp persistently
- retailer, noun
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Cultural definitions for retail
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