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account an arrangement with a store or other business that allows a customer to pay for goods or services on credit instead of using cash at the time of sale. [1/15 definitions]
account payable an amount owed to a creditor by a business, usu. for goods and services received.
account receivable an amount owed to a business by a debtor, usu. for goods and services received.
acquisitive having an eager desire to gain or possess, esp. material goods.
ad valorem of various taxes or customs duties, levied in proportion to the value of goods.
articulated lorry (chiefly British) a very large truck, consisting of a cab and freight-hauling trailer, that carries goods over long distances; tractor-trailer; semi.
assize a law regulating weights and measures and the weights and prices of consumer goods, or the standards established by such law. [1/4 definitions]
auction a public sale at which prospective buyers bid for goods and merchandise. [1/2 definitions]
auctioneer one who is in charge of the sale of goods at auctions. [1/2 definitions]
austerity a tightened or stringent economy, as when there are high taxes, frozen wages, and shortages of consumer goods. [1/3 definitions]
bakery a store, or part of a store, in which baked goods, such as bread, cake, and pastry are made or sold.
bar code a set of vertical bars of varying widths containing coded information that can be read by an optical scanner, usu. printed on the labels of consumer goods, on mail, and the like. (Cf. Universal Product Code.)
barter the act or practice of exchanging goods or services without the use of money. [1/5 definitions]
bast the strong fibrous outer layer of certain plant stems, such as flax or hemp, consisting of phloem tissue, and used in manufacturing cordage or woven goods. [1/2 definitions]
bazaar a shop or market with a wide variety of goods for sale. [1/3 definitions]
bill of lading a list and receipt for goods given by a carrier who is transporting them.
black market the illegal purchase or sale of goods in violation of restrictions such as price controls or rationing, customs laws, or the like. [1/2 definitions]
bonded of goods subject to government duty, placed under bond, as in a warehouse. [1/3 definitions]
booth a temporary or loosely constructed stall for displaying and selling goods or giving out information. [1/2 definitions]
booty1 riches or goods stolen or taken as plunder in war; loot. [1/2 definitions]
boulangerie (French) a bakery that specializes in bread, rolls, and other plain baked goods.