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Meaning of "retail" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RETAIL

From Old French retaillier to cut off, from re- + taillier to cut.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RETAIL

retail  [ˈriːteɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RETAIL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Retail is a verb and can also act as a noun, an adjective and an adverb.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb retail in English.



The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES RETAIL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

retail

Retail

Retail is the sale of goods and services from individuals or businesses to the end-user. Retailers are part of an integrated system called the supply chain. A retailer purchases goods or products in large quantities from manufacturers directly or through a wholesale, and then sells smaller quantities to the consumer for a profit. Retailing can be done in either fixed locations like stores or markets, door-to-door or by delivery. In the 2000s, an increasing amount of retailing is done using online websites, electronic payment, and then delivered via a courier or via other services. Retailing includes subordinated services, such as delivery. The term "retailer" is also applied where a service provider services the needs of a large number of individuals, such as for the public. Shops may be on residential streets, streets with few or no houses or in a shopping mall. Shopping streets may be for pedestrians only. Sometimes a shopping street has a partial or full roof to protect customers from precipitation. Online retailing, a type of electronic commerce used for business-to-consumer transactions and mail order, are forms of non-shop retailing.

Definition of retail in the English dictionary

The first definition of retail in the dictionary is of, relating to, or engaged in such selling. Other definition of retail is in small amounts or at a retail price. Retail is also to sell or be sold in small quantities to consumers.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO RETAIL

PRESENT

Present
I retail
you retail
he/she/it retails
we retail
you retail
they retail
Present continuous
I am retailing
you are retailing
he/she/it is retailing
we are retailing
you are retailing
they are retailing
Present perfect
I have retailed
you have retailed
he/she/it has retailed
we have retailed
you have retailed
they have retailed
Present perfect continuous
I have been retailing
you have been retailing
he/she/it has been retailing
we have been retailing
you have been retailing
they have been retailing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I retailed
you retailed
he/she/it retailed
we retailed
you retailed
they retailed
Past continuous
I was retailing
you were retailing
he/she/it was retailing
we were retailing
you were retailing
they were retailing
Past perfect
I had retailed
you had retailed
he/she/it had retailed
we had retailed
you had retailed
they had retailed
Past perfect continuous
I had been retailing
you had been retailing
he/she/it had been retailing
we had been retailing
you had been retailing
they had been retailing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will retail
you will retail
he/she/it will retail
we will retail
you will retail
they will retail
Future continuous
I will be retailing
you will be retailing
he/she/it will be retailing
we will be retailing
you will be retailing
they will be retailing
Future perfect
I will have retailed
you will have retailed
he/she/it will have retailed
we will have retailed
you will have retailed
they will have retailed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been retailing
you will have been retailing
he/she/it will have been retailing
we will have been retailing
you will have been retailing
they will have been retailing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would retail
you would retail
he/she/it would retail
we would retail
you would retail
they would retail
Conditional continuous
I would be retailing
you would be retailing
he/she/it would be retailing
we would be retailing
you would be retailing
they would be retailing
Conditional perfect
I would have retail
you would have retail
he/she/it would have retail
we would have retail
you would have retail
they would have retail
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been retailing
you would have been retailing
he/she/it would have been retailing
we would have been retailing
you would have been retailing
they would have been retailing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you retail
we let´s retail
you retail
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to retail
Past participle
retailed
Present Participle
retailing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RETAIL


blacktail
ˈblækˌteɪl
bucktail
ˈbʌkˌteɪl
cocktail
ˈkɒkˌteɪl
curtail
kɜːˈteɪl
detail
ˈdiːteɪl
dovetail
ˈdʌvˌteɪl
entail
ɪnˈteɪl
fishtail
ˈfɪʃˌteɪl
hardtail
ˈhɑːdˌteɪl
hightail
ˈhaɪˌteɪl
horsetail
ˈhɔːsˌteɪl
mocktail
ˈmɒkˈteɪl
pigtail
ˈpɪɡˌteɪl
ponytail
ˈpəʊnɪˌteɪl
stale
steɪl
swallowtail
ˈswɒləʊˌteɪl
tail
teɪl
tale
teɪl
telltale
ˈtɛlˌteɪl
whitetail
ˈwaɪtˌteɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RETAIL

retag
retail banking
retail business
retail dealer
retail group
retail outlet
retail park
retail politics
retail price
retail price index
retail shop
retail therapy
retail trade
retailer
retailing
retailment
retailor
retain
retainable
retained earnings

WORDS THAT END LIKE RETAIL

bristletail
cottontail
ducktail
e-tail
foxtail
go into detail
in detail
long tail
mousetail
nose to tail
pintail
prawn cocktail
rat tail
rat-tail
scaletail
shavetail
shirt-tail
sting in the tail
tripletail
yellowtail

Synonyms and antonyms of retail in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «retail» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RETAIL

Find out the translation of retail to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of retail from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «retail» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

零售
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

venta al por menor
570 millions of speakers

English

retail
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खुदरा (रीटेल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بَيْعٌ بِالتَّجْزِئَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

розница
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

varejo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খুচরা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vente au détail
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

runcit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Einzelhandel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

小売り
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

소매
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Toko
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự bán lẻ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சில்லரை வணிகம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

किरकोळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

perakende
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vendita al dettaglio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sprzedaż detaliczna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

роздрібний продаж
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

comerț cu amănuntul
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λιανικό εμπόριο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kleinhandel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

detaljhandel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

detaljhandel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of retail

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RETAIL»

The term «retail» is very widely used and occupies the 2.611 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RETAIL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «retail» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «retail» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about retail

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10 QUOTES WITH «RETAIL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word retail.
1
Frank Black
I've made my records and I've done all the interviews. I've done lots of long tours. I've made stupid videos. I've done all that stuff and learned all the lingo and gone to radio stations and shmoozed with DJs on the air and met retail people.
2
Garth Brooks
I spend all my time right now trying to combat music retail and copyright.
3
J. Christopher Burch
I think shoppers are looking for newness and creativity. Look at C. Wonder, for instance. They're dancing in our stores. We don't believe in retail like retail was done in the past. We believe in disrupting the whole environment, offering them amazing value in an amazing package of fun, excitement and whimsy.
4
Tory Burch
I wanted to create a new way of looking at retail.
5
Steven Burd
What we have is a pay structure that, on basic wages, is higher than market rate, as a general statement. When you look at other forms of retail, whether they be food or non-food, we pay more. If you look at our health care benefits, we pay a lot more.
6
Vince Cable
Investment banking has, in recent years, resembled a casino, and the massive scale of gambling losses has dragged down traditional business and retail lending activities as banks try to rebuild their balance sheets. This was one aspect of modern financial liberalisation that had dire consequences.
7
Earl Campbell
Our company sells about five to six million pounds of sausage a year. We sell it retail and to restaurants. We've got all kinds of products.
8
James Chanos
The investment we're all looking for is actually saving labor... Look at what the internet is doing to retail.
9
Jan Chipchase
Many retail stores have consumer trackers that study how long your eyes linger on one product, whether you follow it through by touch, and things that you buy. You can redesign things on a shelf, all by tracking such information.
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Chris Colfer
I wasn't going to get such a nice car - I was going to get a cute little hybrid or something, keep the trees happy - but then my grandfather died, and it was all: retail therapy!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RETAIL»

Discover the use of retail in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to retail and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Basics Interior Design 01: Retail Design
This book discusses the retail space in relation to its environment, and introduces methods of manipulating space and objects to create an exciting commercial interior.
Lynne Mesher, 2010
2
Logistics and Retail Management: Insights Into Current ...
The contents includes contributions on:retail logistics: changes and challenges;relationships in the supply chain;market orientation and supply chain management in the fashion industry;fashion logistics and Quick Response;logistics in Tesco ...
John Fernie, Leigh Sparks, 2004
3
Retail Crime, Security, and Loss Prevention: An Encyclopedic ...
Written and edited by two nationally recognized retail security experts and enhanced with 63 contributions by others who contribute expertise in specialized areas, this book provides over 150 definitions of loss prevention terms, and ...
Charles A. Sennewald, John H. Christman, 2011
4
Luxury Retail Management: How the World's Top Brands Provide ...
Luxury Retail Management offers fascinating insights into the rapidly changing luxury markets and the growing expectations of their diverse and changing clientele." —Françoise Montenay, President, Chanel "In an era when 'getting it right ...
Michel Chevalier, Michel Gutsatz, 2012
5
How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Retail Business
Book & CD-ROM. The dream of starting a retail business can easily become a reality. This new book will teach you all you need to know about getting started in a minimum amount of time.
Janet Engle, 2007
6
Retail Management (4th Edition)
This book skillfully blends the overviews of the global and Indian retailing scene, in addition to the trends and growth prospects of the industry in India.
Gibson G. Vedamani, 2003
7
Retail Nation: Department Stores and the Making of Modern Canada
Retail Nation tracesCanada’s transformation into a modern consumer society back to anera – 1890 to 1940 – when department stores such asEaton’s ruled the shopping scene and promised to strengthen thenation.
Donica Belisle, 2011
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A Prescription for Retail Pharmacy: A Guide to Retail ...
If so, look no further. "A Prescription for Retail Pharmacy" offers an honest, politically incorrect, no-holds-barred lookat the inner workings of the world of retail pharmacy.
Jean-Marc Bovee Pharmd, 2011
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Retail Supply Chain Management: Quantitative Models and ...
A critical resource for researchers and practitioners in the field of retailing, chapter in this book focus on three key areas: (1) empirical studies of retail supply chain practices, (2) assortment and inventory planning, and (3) ...
Narendra Agrawal, Stephen A. Smith, 2009
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Business Knowledge for IT in Retail Banking: A Complete ...
This handbook for the discerning IT professional provides easy-to-follow guidelines on the business knowledge needed to forge a career in the fiercely competitive world of retail banking.
Essvale Corporation Limited, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RETAIL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term retail is used in the context of the following news items.
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Weak US retail sales hint at slower economic growth
Tuesday's weak retail sales report, together with signs of some softening of the ... The Commerce Department said retail sales slipped 0.3 percent last month, the ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
2
Missing-in-Action U.S. Consumer Returns as Retail Sales Rise
Retail sales increased 1.2 percent last month, reflecting broad-based gains from car dealers to clothing outlets to department stores, after a 0.2 percent advance ... «Bloomberg, Jun 15»
3
Ann Taylor got snapped up. Who's next?
In a note to investors on Monday, Jefferies analyst Randal Konik said the Ann deal could spur activity among other apparel retailers, as valuations in the sector ... «CNBC, May 15»
4
Market Closes Mostly Flat After Weak Retail Sales Report
In addition to corporate deals and earnings news, traders watched the Commerce Department's latest monthly snapshot of retail sales. The report, a bellwether ... «New York Times, May 15»
5
US Retail Sales Remained Weak in April
WASHINGTON — Retail sales were flat in April as American households cut back on purchases of automobiles and other big-ticket items, indicating the ... «New York Times, May 15»
6
US Consumers Open Their Wallets, Cautiously
Sales at retailers and restaurants increased 0.9% last month to a seasonally adjusted $441.4 billion, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. That was the ... «Wall Street Journal, Apr 15»
7
US Retail Sales Fall Amid Rough Weather
WASHINGTON—U.S. retail sales fell for the third consecutive month in February as a mix of bad weather and consumer caution outweighed an improving labor ... «Wall Street Journal, Mar 15»
8
US retail sales weak, consumer spending gauge barely rises
The Commerce Department said on Thursday retail sales excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services edged up 0.1 percent last ... «CNBC, Feb 15»
9
Retail Holiday Sales Increase 4 Percent
There is every reason to believe that we have moved well beyond the days of consumer pessimism and that the trajectory for retailers continues to point up. «National Retail Federation, Jan 15»
10
Shoppers' Late Rush Gives Hope to Retailers
American shoppers were on track to deliver a welcome Christmas gift to retailers: the best holiday sales growth in three years. Sales gained momentum ... «Wall Street Journal, Dec 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Retail [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/retail>. Mar 2020 ».
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