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retail

re·tail

retail

 
pronunciation:
ri teIl
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, adverb, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: the sale of items to those who will use them rather than resell them. (Cf. wholesale.)
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of, concerning, or engaged in the selling of goods directly to the consumer.
a retail store
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: in the quantity or at the price customary in the retail trade.
We sold the books retail.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: retailed, retailing, retails
definition 1: to sell (goods) to those who will use them rather than resell them. (Cf. wholesale).
definition 2: to tell over again; repeat.
For weeks he retailed rumors about his neighbors' divorce.
similar words:
peddle
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be for sale at retail.
Those toys retail for a dollar.
derivation: retailer (n.)
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  • retailer:
    a person or store that sells things to customers.
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