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Pronunciation:  [n]'murchun`dIs, [v]`murchun'dIz, 'murtshun`dIz

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

MERCHANDISE is a 11 letter word that starts with M.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mer"chan*dise\, n. [F. marchandise, OF.
    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.
  2. \Mer"chan*dise\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Merchandised};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Merchandising}.]
    To trade; to carry on commerce. --Bacon.
  3. \Mer"chan*dise\, v. t.
    To make merchandise of; to buy and sell. ``Love is
    merchandised.'' --Shak.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: advertise, be in, buy and sell, carry, close out, commodities, convert into cash, cut under, deal in, distribute, dump, effect a sale, effects, goods, handle, job, job lot, line, make a sale, market, move, produce, products, promote, provender, provisions, publicize, resell, retail, sacrifice, sell, sell off, sell on consignment, sell out, sell over, sell retail, sell short, sell up, sell wholesale, staples, stock, supplies, trade, trade in, traffic in, turn into money, turn over, undercut, undersell, unload, vendibles, wares, wholesale