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re•tail /ˈriteɪl/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. the sale of goods to individual consumers.

adj. [before a noun]
  1. of or relating to working in sales at retail.

  1. in a retail quantity or at a retail price:These sell at $50 retail.

  1. to (cause to) be sold directly to the consumer: [+ object]to retail hardware goods.[no object]These shoes normally retail at $50 a pair.
re•tail•er, n. [countable]See -tail-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
re•tail  (rētāl for 1–4, 6; ri tāl for 5),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the sale of goods to ultimate consumers, usually in small quantities (opposed to wholesale).

  1. pertaining to, connected with, or engaged in sale at retail:the retail price.

  1. in a retail quantity or at a retail price.

  1. to sell at retail;
    sell directly to the consumer.
  2. to relate or repeat in detail to others:to retail scandal.

  1. to be sold at retail:It retails at 50 cents.
retail•er, n. 
  • Old French retailler
  • Anglo-French: a cutting, derivative of retailler to cut, equivalent. to re- re- + tailler to cut (see tail2); (verb, verbal) Middle English retailen
  • (noun, nominal) late Middle English 1375–1425

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

retail /ˈriːteɪl/ n
  1. the sale of goods individually or in small quantities to consumers
    Compare wholesale
  1. of, relating to, or engaged in such selling: retail prices
  1. in small amounts or at a retail price
  1. to sell or be sold in small quantities to consumers
  2. /rɪˈteɪl/(transitive) to relate (gossip, scandal, etc) in detail, esp persistently
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French retaillier to cut off, from re- + taillier to cut; see tailor

ˈretailer n

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Collocations: retailing [goods, clothing, hardware, computers], has a job in retail, a retail [job, outlet, store, customer], more...

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