wholesale

/ˈhoʊlˌseɪl/

  • Noun
  • the business of selling things in large amounts to other businesses rather than to individual customers
  • relating to the business of selling things in large amounts to other businesses rather than to individual customers
    1. a wholesale grocer/dealer/merchant
    2. wholesale prices
    3. The crops originated from wholesale growers.
    4. Is that price retail or wholesale?
  • affecting large numbers of people or things
    1. The poor economy has caused wholesale layoffs [=has caused a large number of layoffs] in many industries.
  • Verb
  • to sell (things) to other businesses rather than to individual customers
    1. The company wholesales clothing to boutiques in the area.
  • to be sold to other businesses for a specified price
    1. a product that wholesales at/for $10 a pound