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wholesale

whole·sale

wholesale

 
pronunciation:
hol seIl
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, adverb, transitive verb & intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun, adjective)
part of speech: noun
definition: the sale of goods in quantity, and at less than the price paid by the retail consumer. (Cf. retail.)
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, pertaining to, or carrying on the sale of goods at wholesale.
Even at the wholesale price, these are pretty expensive.There is a wholesale fish market by the pier.
definition 2: widespread, large-scale, or indiscriminate.
wholesale slaughter
antonyms:
partial
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part of speech: adverb
definition 1: at the wholesale price.
We can buy the plates wholesale, but we would have to buy at least a hundred.
definition 2: in great numbers, on a large scale, or indiscriminately.
antonyms:
selectively
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: wholesaled, wholesales, wholesaling
definition: to sell, engage in selling, or be sold at wholesale.
Our company wholesales our machine-made products.
derivation: wholesaler (n.)