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"wholesale" in British English

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wholesaleadjective, adverb

uk   /ˈhəʊl.seɪl/  us   /ˈhoʊl.seɪl/

wholesalenoun [U]

/ˈhəʊl.seɪl/  us /ˈhoʊl.seɪl/ US (UK trade price)
the price at which goods are sold to shops by the people who produce them, rather than the price which the customer usually pays in the shop: I bought my coat direct from the factory at wholesale.
(Definition of wholesale from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wholesale" in American English

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wholesalenoun [U]

 us   /ˈhoʊlˌseɪl/
  • wholesale noun [U] (SELLING)

the activity of selling goods, usually in large amounts, to businesses which then sell them to the public
wholesaler
noun [C]  us   /ˈhoʊlˌseɪ·lər/

wholesaleadjective

 us   /ˈhoʊl·seɪl/
  • wholesale adjective (COMPLETE)

involving everyone or everything; complete: What the system needs is wholesale reform.
(Definition of wholesale from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"wholesale" in Business English

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wholesalenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈhəʊlseɪl/ COMMERCE
the activity of selling goods to stores, other businesses, etc. rather than to the public: He raised prices slightly for wholesale and retail.
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wholesaleadjective

uk   us   /ˈhəʊlseɪl/
relating to the activity of selling goods or services to stores, other businesses, etc. rather than to the public: Producer prices are a gauge of costs at the wholesale level.a wholesale price/rate The wholesale market price of gasoline is starting to rise.wholesale sales/trade During August, total wholesale sales dropped 0.9%.a wholesale business/company He set up a wholesale business and internet site. He takes his produce daily to the wholesale market in Bradford. Squeezed between manufacturers and retailers is the wholesale sector. The bank plans to exit wholesale banking to concentrate on its core personal financial services business.
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wholesaleadverb

uk   us   /ˈhəʊlseɪl/
if something is sold wholesale, it is sold to stores, other businesses, etc. rather than to the public: Breeders who sell puppies wholesale to a broker or pet store must obtain a USDA license. All of her furniture was bought wholesale.
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(Definition of wholesale from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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