WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
re•tail /ˈriteɪl/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]
  1. the sale of goods to individual consumers.

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

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

  • v. 
  • 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-.


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    retail /ˈriːteɪl/ n
    1. the sale of goods individually or in small quantities to consumers
      Compare wholesale
    adj
    1. of, relating to, or engaged in such selling: retail prices
    adv
    1. in small amounts or at a retail price
    vb
    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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