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Meaning of RETAIL

Pronunciation:  'reeteyl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the selling of goods to consumers; usually in small quantities and not for resale
  2. [adv]  at a retail price; "I'll sell it to you retail only"
  3. [adj]  selling or related to selling direct to the consumer; "retail trade"; "retail business"; "retail price"
  4. [v]  sell on the retail market
  5. [v]  sell at the retail level; "These gems retail at thousands of dollars each"

RETAIL is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Antonyms: wholesale, wholesale, wholesale, wholesale
 See Also: marketing, merchandising, sell, sell, selling



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re"tail\, n. [F. retaille piece cut off, shred, paring,
    or OF. retail, from retailler. See {Retail}, v.]
    The sale of commodities in small quantities or parcels; --
    opposed to wholesale; sometimes, the sale of commodities at
    second hand.
  2. \Re"tail\, a.
    Done at retail; engaged in retailing commodities; as a retail
    trade; a retail grocer.
  3. \Re*tail"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Retailed};p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Retailing}.] [Cf. F. retailler to cut again; pref. re- re
    + tailler to cut. See {Retail}, n., {Tailor}, and cf.
    1. To sell in small quantities, as by the single yard, pound,
       gallon, etc.; to sell directly to the consumer; as, to
       retail cloth or groceries.
    2. To sell at second hand. [Obs. or R.] --Pope.
    3. To distribute in small portions or at second hand; to tell
       again or to many (what has been told or done); to report;
       as, to retail slander. ``To whom I will retail my conquest
       won.'' --Shak.
             He is wit's peddler, and retails his wares At wakes
             and wassails.                         --Shak.