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WHOLESALE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wholesale mean? 

WHOLESALE (noun)
  The noun WHOLESALE has 1 sense:

1. the selling of goods to merchants; usually in large quantities for resale to consumers

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


WHOLESALE (adjective)
  The adjective WHOLESALE has 2 senses:

1. selling or related to selling goods in large quantities for resale to the consumer
2. ignoring distinctions

  Familiarity information: WHOLESALE used as an adjective is rare.


WHOLESALE (verb)
  The verb WHOLESALE has 1 sense:

1. sell in large quantities

  Familiarity information: WHOLESALE used as a verb is very rare.


WHOLESALE (adverb)
  The adverb WHOLESALE has 2 senses:

1. at a wholesale price
2. on a large scale without careful discrimination

  Familiarity information: WHOLESALE used as an adverb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WHOLESALE (noun)


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Meaning:

The selling of goods to merchants; usually in large quantities for resale to consumers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

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

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

Antonym:

retail (the selling of goods to consumers; usually in small quantities and not for resale)


WHOLESALE (adjective)


Sense 1wholesale [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Selling or related to selling goods in large quantities for resale to the consumer

Context examples:

wholesale prices / a wholesale produce market

Antonym:

retail (selling or related to selling direct to the consumer)


Sense 2wholesale [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ignoring distinctions

Synonyms:

sweeping; wholesale

Context examples:

sweeping generalizations / wholesale destruction

Similar:

indiscriminate (not marked by fine distinctions)


WHOLESALE (verb)


Sense 1wholesale [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sell in large quantities

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "wholesale" 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:

retail (sell on the retail market)


WHOLESALE (adverb)


Sense 1wholesale [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

At a wholesale price

Context example:

I can sell it to you wholesale

Antonym:

retail (at a retail price)


Sense 2wholesale [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

On a large scale without careful discrimination

Synonyms:

in large quantities; wholesale

Context example:

I buy food wholesale


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