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Wholesale Whole"sale`, n. Sale of goods by the piece or large quantity, as distinguished from retail. [1913 Webster]

{By wholesale}, in the mass; in large quantities; without distinction or discrimination. [1913 Webster]

Some, from vanity or envy, despise a valuable book, and throw contempt upon it by wholesale. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]


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  • by wholesale — in large quantity at a lower than retail price, in bulk …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Selling by wholesale — Оптовая продажа …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • wholesale — [hōl′sāl΄] n. [ME holesale (< phr. by hole sale, by wholesale): see WHOLE & SALE] the selling of goods in relatively large quantities and usually at lower prices than at retail, esp. such selling to retailers for resale to consumers adj. 1. of …   English World dictionary

  • Wholesale — Whole sale , n. Sale of goods by the piece or large quantity, as distinguished from retail. [1913 Webster] {By wholesale}, in the mass; in large quantities; without distinction or discrimination. [1913 Webster] Some, from vanity or envy, despise… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wholesale — /ˈhoʊlseɪl / (say hohlsayl) noun 1. the sale of commodities in large quantities, as to retailers or jobbers rather than to consumers directly (distinguished from retail). –adjective 2. of, relating to, or engaged in sale by wholesale. 3.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • wholesale — wholesaler, n. /hohl sayl /, n., adj., adv., v., wholesaled, wholesaling. n. 1. the sale of goods in quantity, as to retailers or jobbers, for resale (opposed to retail). adj. 2. of, pertaining to, or engaged in sale by wholesale. 3. extensive;… …   Universalium

  • wholesale — n., adj., adv., & v. n. the selling of things in large quantities to be retailed by others (cf. RETAIL). adj. & adv. 1 by wholesale; at a wholesale price (can get it for you wholesale). 2 on a large scale (wholesale destruction occurred; was… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wholesale — whole•sale [[t]ˈhoʊlˌseɪl[/t]] n. adj. adv. v. saled, sal•ing 1) bus the sale of goods in quantity, as to retailers 2) bus of, pertaining to, or engaged in sale by wholesale 3) extensive; broadly indiscriminate: wholesale discharge of… …   From formal English to slang

  • Wholesale Real Estate — Most homes are purchased by individuals who go through a local real estate agent. A smaller percentage purchase a home that is offered for sale by the homeowner, without intervention of an agent.A growing category is homes purchased from a… …   Wikipedia

  • Wholesale banking — is the provision of services by banks to the like of large corporate clients, mid sized companies, real estate developers and investors, international trade financebusinesses, institutional customers (such as pension funds and government… …   Wikipedia

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