verb (used with or without object), whole·saled, whole·sal·ing.
Origin of wholesale
Related formswhole·sal·er, noun
Examples from the Web for wholesale
To be sure, the election was not an embrace of the GOP platform, but it was a wholesale rejection of Barack Obama.
Laughing at the wholesale denial of free speech is not the voice of moderation.How America’s Nuclear Deal Sold Out Iran’s Liberals|David Keyes & Ahmad Batebi|December 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And most Palestinians are anti-Zionists; would they be wholesale excluded from reporting on the conflict?In Defense Of The New York Times Magazine Intifada Piece|Ali Gharib|March 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In other words, they sell the information on a wholesale basis to other businesses.
The retail and wholesale sector has cut a million full-time jobs since 2006 while adding more than 500,000 part-time jobs.We're Going to Need a Bigger Raft to Fight the Jobs Crisis|David Frum|January 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
On the other hand, wholesale emigration was not sufficient to remove the evil.Chaldea|Znade A. Ragozin
Besides he was a wholesale liquor dealer, and kept great warehouses constantly supplied with the precious stuff.Three People|Pansy
What enormous savings would accrue, by the introduction of such a wholesale scheme of consolidation!Solaris Farm|Milan C. Edson
I don't mean you to believe that I gave way at once to this wholesale injustice.The Kingdom Round the Corner|Coningsby Dawson
"I am agent for a wholesale tea house in New York," Frank answered, briefly.Making His Way|Horatio Alger, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for wholesale
- in large quantities
- at wholesale prices
Derived Formswholesaler, noun
Culture definitions for wholesale
The sale of merchandise to retailers rather than directly to the public.