• (America) IPA: /ˈɹiˌteɪl/, [ˈɹ̠ʷiˌtʰeɪ̯ɫ]

retail (uncountable)

  1. (business) The sale of goods directly to the consumer, encompassing the storefronts, mail-order, websites, etc., and the corporate mechanisms, branding, advertising, etc. that support them.
    She works in retail.
  2. (colloquial) Retail price; full price; an abbreviated expression, meaning the full suggested price of a particular good or service, before any sale, discount, or other deal.
    I never pay retail for clothes.
Antonyms Translations
  • German: Einzelhandel, Einzelhandelsabsatz, Kleinverkauf
  • Italian: vendita al dettaglio
  • Portuguese: varejo, retalho
  • Russian: ро́зница
  • Spanish: venta al por menor, venta al detalle, retail, minorista
  • Russian: розничный

retail (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to the (actual or figurative) sale of goods or services directly to individuals.
  • Italian: al dettaglio
  • Russian: ро́зничный
  1. Direct to consumers, in retail quantities, or at retail prices.
    We've shut shown our reseller unit. We're only selling retail now.
  • Italian: al dettaglio
  • Russian: в розница

retail (retails, present participle retailing; past and past participle retailed)

  1. To sell at retail, or in small quantities directly to customers.
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 223d.
      a half part of this purveying is carried on within the city and is called retailing.
  2. (archaic) To sell secondhand, or in broken parts.
  3. To repeat or circulate (news or rumours) to others.
    • 1982, Lawrence Durrell, Constance, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 762:
      He became quite pale as he retailed these stories to Constance.
  • Italian: vendere al dettaglio
  • Portuguese: vender a varejo
  • Russian: продава́ть в розница

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