from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Goods bought and sold in business; commercial wares.
- transitive v. To buy and sell (goods).
- transitive v. To promote the sale of, as by advertising or display: merchandised a new product.
- intransitive v. To buy and sell goods; trade commercially.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Commodities offered for sale.
- n. A commodity offered for sale; an article of commerce; a kind of merchandise.
- v. To engage in trade.
- v. To engage in in-store promotion of the sale of goods, as by display and arrangement of goods.
- v. To engage in the trade of.
- v. To engage in in-store promotion of the sale of.
- v. To promote as if for sale.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The objects of commerce; whatever is usually bought or sold in trade, or market, or by merchants; wares; goods; commodities.
- n. The act or business of trading; trade; traffic.
- intransitive v. To trade; to carry on commerce.
- transitive v. To make merchandise of; to buy and sell.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In general, any movable object of trade or traffic; that which is passed from hand to hand by purchase and sale: specifically, the objects of commerce; a commercial commodity or commercial commodities in general; the staple of a mercantile business; commodities, goods, or wares bought and sold for gain.
- n. Purchase and sale; trade; bargain; traffic; dealing, or advantage from dealing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. engage in the trade of
- n. commodities offered for sale
Middle English merchaundise, from Old French marchandise, trade, from marcheant, marchand, merchant; see merchant.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman marchaundise, from marchaunt ("merchant") (Wiktionary)