verb (used with or without object), whole·saled, whole·sal·ing.
Origin of wholesale
Related formswhole·sal·er, noun
Examples from the Web for wholesaler
They then phone the wholesaler to learn the name of the retailer.
So ATF clerks have to begin by telephoning the manufacturer to learn the name of the wholesaler.
Then they have to get the wholesaler on the line and find out which dealer purchased the gun from the wholesaler.
They first have to call the gun manufacturer and find out which wholesaler purchased it.
These wines are sold at steep discounts to a wholesaler who repackages the wine.
The wholesaler buys by the thousand stamps that are printed by the million.Stamp Collecting as a Pastime|Edward J. Nankivell
During the summer of 1888, 5 marks were paid for 5 hundred-weights of haddock by the wholesaler.Woman and Socialism|August Bebel
Neither does a machine, or an acre of wheat land, or goods in a wholesaler's warehouse.The Value of Money|Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
The names jobber and wholesaler are often used in the same sense, but a jobber sometimes sells to wholesalers.Up To Date Business|Various
Because that enables the wholesaler to have fifteen days extra time in which to sell the lumber.Railroads: Rates and Regulations|William Z. Ripley
British Dictionary definitions for wholesaler
- in large quantities
- at wholesale prices
Derived Formswholesaler, noun
Culture definitions for wholesaler
The sale of merchandise to retailers rather than directly to the public.