Definitions of merchandise

  1. To make merchandise of; to buy and sell. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To trade; to carry on commerce. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. engage in the trade of; "he is merchandising telephone sets" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. The objects of commerce; whatever is usually bought or sold in trade, or market, or by merchants; wares; goods; commodities. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Goods, wares, or articles, bought and sold. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. The goods of a merchant: anything traded in. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Goods for sale; wares. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Commodities traded in by merchants. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Wares, goods, or commodities bought or sold. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for merchandise

  1. Coasting vessels were to give bonds double the value of vessel and cargo to re- land their goods, wares, or merchandise in some port of the United States. – Union and Democracy by Allen Johnson
  2. These vessels were to convey the whole of the merchandise – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker