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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
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 © 2016
re•tail  (rētāl for 1–4, 6; ri tāl for 5), 
  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.
  • 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
retail•er, n. 

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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