from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The sale of goods or commodities in small quantities directly to consumers.
- adj. Of, relating to, or engaged in the sale of goods or commodities at retail.
- adv. In retail quantities.
- adv. At a retail price.
- transitive v. To sell in small quantities directly to consumers.
- transitive v. To tell or repeat (gossip or stories, for example) to others.
- intransitive v. To sell at retail.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The sale of goods directly to the consumer; encompassing the storefronts, mail-order, websites, etc., and the corporate mechanisms, branding, advertising, etc. that support them, which are involved in the business of selling and point-of-sale marketing retail goods to the public.
- n. Retail price; full price; an abbreviated expression, meaning the full suggested price of a particular good or service, before any sale, discount, or other deal.
- adj. Of, or relating to the (actual or figurative) sale of goods or services directly to individuals.
- adv. Direct to consumers, in retail quantities, or at retail prices.
- v. To sell at retail, or in small quantities directly to customers.
- v. To repeat or circulate (news or rumours) to others.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The sale of commodities in small quantities or parcels; -- opposed to
wholesale; sometimes, the sale of commodities at second hand.
- adj. Done at retail; engaged in retailing commodities; as a retail trade; a retail grocer.
- transitive v. To sell in small quantities, as by the single yard, pound, gallon, etc.; to sell directly to the consumer.
- transitive v. To sell at second hand.
- transitive v. To distribute in small portions or at second hand; to tell again or to many (what has been told or done); to report.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sale of commodities in small quantities or parcels, or at second hand; a dealing out in small portions: opposed to wholesale.
- n. in small quantities; a little at a time, as in the sale of merchandise.
- Of or pertaining to sale at retail; concerned with sale at retail: as, retail trade; a retail dealer.
- To sell in small quantities or parcels.
- To sell at second hand.
- To deal out in small quantities; tell in broken parts; tell to many; tell again; hand down by report: as, to retail slander or idle reports.
- n. Retaliation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the selling of goods to consumers; usually in small quantities and not for resale
- adv. at a retail price
- v. sell on the retail market
- v. be sold at the retail level
Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, variant of Old French, piece cut off, from retaillier, to cut up : re-, re- + tailler, to cut; see tailor.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Old French verb retaillier. (Wiktionary)