I. noun Etymology: Middle English marchaundise, from Anglo-French marchandise, from marcheant Date: 13th century 1. archaic the occupation of a merchant ; trade 2. the commodities or goods that are bought and sold in business ; wares II. verb also merchandize (-dised; also -dized; -dising; also -dizing) Date: 14th century intransitive verb archaic to carry on commerce ; trade transitive verb 1. to buy and sell in business 2. to promote for or as if for sale <
merchandise a movie star
merchandiser noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Merchandise — Mer chan*dise, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Merchandised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Merchandising}.] To trade; to carry on commerce. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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