verb (used with or without object), whole·saled, whole·sal·ing.
- wholesale price index,
Origin of wholesale
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.
- in large quantities
- at wholesale prices
The sale of merchandise to retailers rather than directly to the public.