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Definition of retail:

  1. Done at retail; engaged in retailing commodities; as a retail trade; a retail grocer.
  2. The sale of commodities in small quantities or parcels; - opposed to wholesale; sometimes, the sale of commodities at second hand.
  3. To distribute in small portions or at second hand; to tell again or to many ( what has been told or done); to report; as, to retail slander.
  4. To sell at second hand.
  5. To sell in small quantities, as by the single yard, pound, gallon, etc.; to sell directly to the consumer; as, to retail cloth or groceries.


merchant, peddle, merchandise, handle, sell, vend, transactions.

  • sale (part of speech: noun)
  • direct (part of speech: verb)
    • local
    • in small lots, 
    • singly
    • to the consumer, 
    • by the pound, 
    • in small quantities, 
    • by the piece, 
    • by the package

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