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RETAIL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does retail mean? 

RETAIL (noun)
  The noun RETAIL has 1 sense:

1. the selling of goods to consumers; usually in small quantities and not for resale

  Familiarity information: RETAIL used as a noun is very rare.


RETAIL (adjective)
  The adjective RETAIL has 1 sense:

1. selling or related to selling direct to the consumer

  Familiarity information: RETAIL used as an adjective is very rare.


RETAIL (verb)
  The verb RETAIL has 2 senses:

1. be sold at the retail level
2. sell on the retail market

  Familiarity information: RETAIL used as a verb is rare.


RETAIL (adverb)
  The adverb RETAIL has 1 sense:

1. at a retail price

  Familiarity information: RETAIL used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RETAIL (noun)


Sense 1retail [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The selling of goods to consumers; usually in small quantities and not for resale

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("retail" is a kind of...):

marketing; merchandising; selling (the exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money)

Antonym:

wholesale (the selling of goods to merchants; usually in large quantities for resale to consumers)


RETAIL (adjective)


Sense 1retail [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Selling or related to selling direct to the consumer

Context examples:

retail trade / retail business / retail price

Antonym:

wholesale (selling or related to selling goods in large quantities for resale to the consumer)


RETAIL (verb)


Sense 1retail [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be sold at the retail level

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

These gems retail at thousands of dollars each

Hypernyms (to "retail" is one way to...):

sell (be sold at a certain price or in a certain way)

Domain category:

commerce; commercialism; mercantilism (transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services))

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP


Sense 2retail [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sell on the retail market

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "retail" is one way to...):

sell (exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent)

Domain category:

commerce; commercialism; mercantilism (transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Antonym:

wholesale (sell in large quantities)


RETAIL (adverb)


Sense 1retail [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

At a retail price

Context example:

I'll sell it to you retail only

Antonym:

wholesale (at a wholesale price)


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