Retailing
Retail Re*tail" (r[-e]*t[=a]l"), 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. {Detail}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

2. To sell at second hand. [Obs. or R.] --Pope. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

He is wit's peddler, and retails his wares At wakes and wassails. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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