Definitions for: Merchandise


[n] commodities offered for sale; "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products"
[v] engage in the trade of



Webster (1913) Definition: Mer"chan*dise, n. [F. marchandise, OF.
marcheandise.]
1. The objects of commerce; whatever is usually bought or
sold in trade, or market, or by merchants; wares; goods;
commodities. --Spenser.

2. The act or business of trading; trade; traffic.


Mer"chan*dise, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Merchandised;
p. pr. & vb. n. Merchandising.]
To trade; to carry on commerce. --Bacon.


Mer"chan*dise, v. t.
To make merchandise of; to buy and sell. ``Love is
merchandised.'' --Shak.

Synonyms: product, trade, wares

See Also: arbitrage, black market, business line, buy, cargo, commodity, consignment, contraband, dreck, export, feature, freight, goods, import, inventory, irregular, lading, line, line of business, line of merchandise, line of products, load, loading, market, mercantile establishment, number, outlet, payload, piece goods, product line, purchase, refill, release, retail store, run, sales outlet, schlock, second, sell, shipment, shlock, software package, software product, stock, top of the line, trade goods, traffic, yard goods

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