- retail politics,
- retail price index,
- retail therapy,
- retained earnings,
- retained income,
- retained menstruation,
- retained object
Origin of retailing
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of retail
Examples from the Web for retailing
But even with all of its power and features, it is retailing for a surprisingly low $399.PlayStation 4 Review: The PS4 and the Gorgeous Next Generation of Gaming|Alec Kubas-Meyer|November 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The J.Crew collection will include clothing and accessories, retailing for $5 to $78, and will be available starting Wednesday.The Average American Bra Size Is Now 34 DD; Designers Sketch Regal Royal Baby Presents|The Fashion Beast Team|July 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The just-in-time mentality has spread from manufacturing and retailing into other businesses, and into our personal lives.
What happened in the interim is the story of a brand that was good at manufacturing sweaters but terrible at retailing them.
Indeed, Kirkwood's designs are expensive, with most retailing for over $1,000.London Shoe Star Nicholas Kirkwood on Opening New York Store and More|Isabel Wilkinson|May 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
"It gave her quite a turn," said Mr. Wilcox, when retailing the incident to Dolly at tea-time.Howards End|E. M. Forster
I consider that his retailing these ideas to you is nothing short of gross treachery.With the Allies to Pekin|George Alfred Henty
He had never cared to acquire that fluency in retailing the thoughts of others upon which college-rank depends.
So widespread was now the practice that many hundreds made a livelihood in London alone by the retailing of this herb.London|Walter Besant
LOAF, properly the mass of bread made at one baking, hence the smaller portions into which the bread is divided for retailing.
Word Origin for retail
mid-14c., verbal noun from retail (v.).
mid-14c. "sell in small quantities or parcels," from Old French retaillier "cut back, cut off, pare, clip, reduce, circumcise," from re- "back" (see re-) + taillier "to cut, trim" (see tailor (n.)). Sometimes also "to deal out (information, etc.) in small quantities; hand down by report; recount, tell over again" (1590s). Related: Retailed; retailing.
early 15c., "sale of commodities in small quantities or parcels or at second hand" (opposed to wholesale), from Old French retail "piece cut off, shred, scrap, paring" (Modern French retaille), from retaillier (see retail (v.)). The notion of the English word is "a selling by the piece." This sense is not in French, however, and comes perhaps from cognate Italian ritaglio, which does have that sense. As an adjective, "of or pertaining to sale at retail," c.1600.