retail definition, meaning - what is retail in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “retail”

See all translations

retail

noun [U] uk   us   /ˈriː.teɪl/
C1 the activity of selling goods to the public, usually in shops: The job is open to applicants with over two years' experience in retail. The clothing company has six retail outlets (= shops) in Perth. $13 off the manufacturer's recommended retail price
More examples

retail

verb [T] uk   us   /ˈriː.teɪl/
to sell goods to the public in shops, on the internet, etc.: The company makes and retails moderately priced sportswear.retail at/for sth to be sold at a particular price: This laptop is retailing at £850.
retail
adverb uk   us  
It's much cheaper to buy wholesale than retail.
Translations of “retail”
in Vietnamese bán lẻ…
in Spanish vender al por menor…
in Thai ขายปลีก…
in Malaysian runcit…
in French vendre au détail…
in German im Einzelhandel verkaufen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 零售,零賣…
in Indonesian menjual eceran…
in Russian розничная торговля…
in Turkish perakende satış…
in Chinese (Simplified) 零售,零卖…
in Polish handel detaliczny…
(Definition of retail from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of retail?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “retail” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

decider

a final game or competition that allows one person or team to win, or the winning point scored

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More