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wholesale

noun

1 wholesale

The selling of goods to merchants; usually in large quantities for resale to consumers.

Roget 813: discount, abatement, concession, reduction, depreciation, allowance; qualification, set-off, drawback, poundage, agio, percentage; rebate, rebatement; ... show more

Dutch: groothandel
Polish: hurt



verb

1 wholesale

Sell in large quantities.

adjective

1 wholesale

Ignoring distinctions:
— Wholesale destruction.

synonym: sweeping.

Roget 794: commercial, mercantile, trading; interchangeable, marketable, staple, in the market, for sale.    wholesale, retail.   

Roget 50: whole, total, integral, entire; complete etc. 52; one, individual.    unbroken, intact, uncut, undivided, ... show more

Roget 31: great; greater etc. 33; large, considerable, fair, above par; big, huge etc. (large in size) 192; ... show more

Roget 639: sufficient, enough, adequate, up to the mark, commensurate, competent, satisfactory, valid, tangible.    measured; moderate etc. (temperate) ... show more

adverb

1 wholesale

At a wholesale price.

Roget 50: wholly, altogether; totally etc. (completely) 52; entirely, all, all in all, as a whole, wholesale, in a body, collectively, all put together; ... show more

2 wholesale

On a large scale without careful discrimination:
— I buy food wholesale.

synonym: in large quantities.


Moby thesaurus: abounding, absolute, abundant, affluent, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-out, all-pervading, all-sufficing, ample, aplenty, at a bargain, at a sacrifice, at budget prices, at cost, at cost price, at piggy-bank prices, at prime cost, at reduced rates, at small cost ... show more.

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