WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
re•tail /ˈriteɪl/USA pronunciation
the sale of goods to individual consumers.
adj. [before a noun]
of or relating to working in sales at retail.
in a retail quantity or at a retail price:These sell at $50 retail.
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
- the sale of goods individually or in small quantities to consumers
- of, relating to, or engaged in such selling: retail prices
- in small amounts or at a retail price
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French retaillier to cut off, from re- + taillier to cut; see tailorˈretailer n
- to sell or be sold in small quantities to consumers
- /rɪˈteɪl/(transitive) to relate (gossip, scandal, etc) in detail, esp persistently
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