HyperDic: wholesale

English > 5 senses of the word wholesale:
ADVERBallwholesaleat a wholesale price / price
allwholesale, in large quantitieson a large scale without careful discrimination
ADJECTIVEallwholesale, sweepingignoring distinctions
NOUNactwholesalethe selling of goods to merchants
VERBpossessionwholesalesell in large quantities
wholesale > pronunciation
Soundshhow'lsey.l
Rhymesail ... Yale: 95 rhymes with eyl...
English > wholesale: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningignoring distinctions.
Example "wholesale destruction"
Synonymsweeping
Broaderindiscriminatenot marked by fine distinctions
Spanisharrollador, masivo
Catalana l'engròs, majorista
English > wholesale: 5 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe selling of goods to merchants; usually in large quantities for resale to consumers.
Broaderselling, merchandising, marketingThe exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money
OppositeretailThe selling of goods to consumers
Spanishventa al por mayor, venta al pormayor
Catalana l'engròs
Verbswholesalesell in large quantities
English > wholesale: 5 senses > adverb 1
MeaningAt a wholesale price / price.
Example"I can sell it to you wholesale"
OppositeretailAt a retail price / price
Spanishal por mayor
English > wholesale: 5 senses > adverb 2
MeaningOn a large scale without careful discrimination.
Example"I buy food wholesale"
Synonymin large quantities
English > wholesale: 5 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningsell in large quantities.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilismtransactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
BroadersellExchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
Oppositeretailsell on the retail market
Nounswholesalethe selling of goods to merchants
wholesalersomeone who buys large quantities of goods and resells to merchants rather than to the ultimate customers

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