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Through the wholesale destruction of the representatives of a class that from the beginning of history had been the directing and creative force in civilization, a process began which was almost mechanical.
Ralph Adams Cram

Meaning of "wholesale" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WHOLESALE

wholesale  [ˈhəʊlˌseɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WHOLESALE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wholesale 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 wholesale in English.



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

WHAT DOES WHOLESALE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

wholesale

Wholesale

Wholesaling, jobbing, or distributing is the sale of goods or merchandise to retailers; to industrial, commercial, institutional, or other professional business users; or to other wholesalers and related subordinated services. In general, it is the sale of goods to anyone other than a standard consumer. In the United Kingdom, the Cash and Carry is a term used to describe a wholesale warehouse, particularly those that are open to the general public on payment of a subscription. According to the United Nations Statistics Division, "wholesale" is the resale of new and used goods to retailers, to industrial, commercial, institutional or professional users, or to other wholesalers, or involves acting as an agent or broker in buying merchandise for, or selling merchandise to, such persons or companies. Wholesalers frequently physically assemble, sort and grade goods in large lots, break bulk, repack and redistribute in smaller lots. While wholesalers of most products usually operate from independent premises, wholesale marketing for foodstuffs can take place at specific wholesale markets where all traders are congregated.

Definition of wholesale in the English dictionary

The first definition of wholesale in the dictionary is of, relating to, or engaged in such business. Other definition of wholesale is made, done, etc, on a large scale or without discrimination. Wholesale is also on a large scale or without discrimination.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WHOLESALE

PRESENT

Present
I wholesale
you wholesale
he/she/it wholesales
we wholesale
you wholesale
they wholesale
Present continuous
I am wholesaling
you are wholesaling
he/she/it is wholesaling
we are wholesaling
you are wholesaling
they are wholesaling
Present perfect
I have wholesaled
you have wholesaled
he/she/it has wholesaled
we have wholesaled
you have wholesaled
they have wholesaled
Present perfect continuous
I have been wholesaling
you have been wholesaling
he/she/it has been wholesaling
we have been wholesaling
you have been wholesaling
they have been wholesaling
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 wholesaled
you wholesaled
he/she/it wholesaled
we wholesaled
you wholesaled
they wholesaled
Past continuous
I was wholesaling
you were wholesaling
he/she/it was wholesaling
we were wholesaling
you were wholesaling
they were wholesaling
Past perfect
I had wholesaled
you had wholesaled
he/she/it had wholesaled
we had wholesaled
you had wholesaled
they had wholesaled
Past perfect continuous
I had been wholesaling
you had been wholesaling
he/she/it had been wholesaling
we had been wholesaling
you had been wholesaling
they had been wholesaling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you wholesale
we let´s wholesale
you wholesale
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to wholesale
Past participle
wholesaled
Present Participle
wholesaling
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 WHOLESALE


chevesaile
ˈtʃevəˌseɪl
fore-topsail
fɔːˈtɒpˌseɪl
foresail
ˈfɔːˌseɪl
forestaysail
fɔːˈsteɪˌseɪl
headsail
ˈhɛdˌseɪl
mainsail
ˈmeɪnˌseɪl
moonsail
ˈmuːnˌseɪl
oversail
ˈəʊvəˌseɪl
oversale
ˈəʊvəˌseɪl
parasail
ˈpærəˌseɪl
resale
ˈriːˌseɪl
skysail
ˈskaɪˌseɪl
spritsail
ˈsprɪtˌseɪl
staysail
ˈsteɪˌseɪl
studdingsail
ˈstʌdɪŋˌseɪl
subsale
ˈsʌbˌseɪl
supersale
ˈsuːpərˌseɪl
topsail
ˈtɒpˌseɪl
trysail
ˈtraɪˌseɪl
windsail
ˈwɪndˌseɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WHOLESALE

whole-hogger
whole-life insurance
whole-tone scale
whole-wheat
wholefood
wholefoods
wholegrain
wholegrains
wholehearted
wholeheartedly
wholeheartedness
wholemeal
wholeness
wholesale price index
wholesaler
wholesaling
wholesome
wholesomely
wholesomeness
wholestitch

WORDS THAT END LIKE WHOLESALE

at wholesale
auction sale
bill of sale
boot sale
clearance sale
clearing sale
close-out sale
closing-down sale
closing-out sale
electronic point of sale
fire sale
garage sale
house sale
jumble sale
no sale
point of sale
presale
rummage sale
sale
yard sale

Synonyms and antonyms of wholesale in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WHOLESALE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «wholesale» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of wholesale

Translation of «wholesale» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WHOLESALE

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

Translator English - Chinese

批发的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

al por mayor
570 millions of speakers

English

wholesale
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

थोक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بِالـجُمْلَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

оптовый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

por atacado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পাইকারি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

en gros
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

borong
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Großhandels-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

卸売りの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

도매의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Borongan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bán sỉ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மொத்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

घाऊक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

toptan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

all’ingrosso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

hurtowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

оптовий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

en gros
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χονδρικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

groothandel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

grossistförsäljning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

en gros
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wholesale

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WHOLESALE»

The term «wholesale» is very widely used and occupies the 3.237 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WHOLESALE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «wholesale» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «wholesale» 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 wholesale

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10 QUOTES WITH «WHOLESALE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word wholesale.
1
Alex Berenson
Big swings in the wholesale price of electricity are not unusual in the summer, when high demand taxes generators' ability to supply power.
2
Barry Commoner
Seen that way, the wholesale transformation of production technologies that is mandated by pollution prevention creates a new surge of economic development.
3
Ralph Adams Cram
Through the wholesale destruction of the representatives of a class that from the beginning of history had been the directing and creative force in civilization, a process began which was almost mechanical.
4
Gray Davis
Well, there's no question that the law passed in 1996 was flawed. It deregulated the wholesale market, meaning the price that the utilities had to pay energy companies for power, but not the retail market.
5
Francis Fukuyama
The rationale for tenure is still valid. But the system has turned the academy into one of the most conservative and costly institutions in the country. Yes, conservative: Economists joke that their discipline advances one funeral at a time, but many fields must wait for wholesale generational turnover before new approaches take hold.
6
Tim Heidecker
Online piracy needs to be dealt with itself, because people are just wholesale stealing people's work and not paying for it. It's very hard to figure out a way to fix it.
7
Curly Howard
I shoot an arrow into the air, where it lands I do not care: I get my arrows wholesale!
8
Chad Hurley
Fashion brands looking for explosive growth go the wholesale route, to get their products into stores, but then they end up relying on those sales.
9
Guy Gavriel Kay
Do we value privacy in any real way? Thinking about blogs, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace... all these suggest we value exposure rather more. And instead of challenging this transformation, as they are supposed to - certainly at the more thoughtful edges of the art - novelists are buying into it wholesale.
10
Michael Kinsley
The logic is often far-fetched - how does medical marijuana affect interstate commerce? - and some conservatives would like judges to start throwing out federal laws wholesale on commerce clause grounds. The court once again said no thanks.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WHOLESALE»

Discover the use of wholesale in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wholesale and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Wholesale Distribution Channels: New Insights and Perspectives
Many of the authors provide practical recommendations for applying the findings to wholesaling practice. The issues focused on in this book are based on input from the boards of directors representing major wholesale trade associations.
Bert Rosenbloom, 1993
2
Start Your Own Wholesale Distribution Business
This guide reveals how to start a thriving wholesale operation, specializing in any industry you choose-and how to run it from your kitchen table, if you'd like.
Bridget McCrea, Entrepreneur Press, 2006
3
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale
Vol. 2 of this collection features "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale", "The Cookie Lady", "The World She Wanted", and many others.
‎1990
4
Wholesale Markets: Planning and Design Manual
They neither maximize benefits to producers, nor to consumers. This manual has been compiled to provide a systematic methodology based on the sequence of steps normally adopted in the development process.
J. D. Tracey-White, 1991
5
Wholesale Distribution Service: Entrepreneur Magazine's ...
This guide reveals how to start a thriving wholesale operation, specializing in any industry you choose?and run it from your kitchen table, if youOCOd like. YouOCOll learn: ? How to make contact with manufacturers and retailers ?
‎2012
6
Wholesale Market Management: A Manual
These changes require responses in the way in which markets are organized and managed. This manual analyses the political, legal, economic and commercial aspects of the management and operation of wholesale markets.
Bob Densley, Eduardo Sánchez-Monjo, 1999
7
Introduction to Marketing - Principles of Wholesale and ...
Preface: THIS BOOK has a definite objective to combine a treat ment of general marketing methods and principles with a more detailed treatment of retailing, particularly the operation of small and medium-size stores.
Paul D. Converse, 2008
8
Wholesale Justice: Constitutional Democracy and the Problem ...
As the first comprehensive effort to view the modern class action through the lenses of American constitutional and political theory, this book contends that the procedural device needs to be substantially modified to prevent it from ...
Martin H. Redish, 2009
9
Tokyo New City Guide
Wholesale Markets There are a few specialized wholesale market districts in the city that will also sell retail. Since the shops are generally concentrated along a single street, once you find the area you won't need the names of specific shops.
Mayumi Yoshida Barakan, Judith Connor Greer, 1996
10
United States Census of Business, 1948
In general, the kind-ofébusiness classification assigned was based on the analysis which each establishment reported of its total sales classified into individual commodity lines. As lines handled by a single wholesale establishment frequently ...
United States. Bureau of the Census, 1951

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WHOLESALE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wholesale is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Wholesale Inflation Falls 2.4% in June
Wholesale prices, as measured by wholesale price inflation, fell 2.4 per cent in June. In comparison, wholesale inflation stood at -2.36 per cent in May. «NDTV, Jul 15»
2
India's Wholesale Prices Fall for Seventh Consecutive Month
NEW DELHI—India's wholesale price index fell for the seventh month in a row in May thanks in part to lower oil prices. The index fell 2.36% from the same month ... «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»
3
Wholesale Prices in U.S. Increased in May as Fuel Costs Climbed
Wholesale prices in the U.S. rose in May as the biggest jump in fuel costs in at least five years swamped muted advances in other categories. The 0.5 percent ... «Bloomberg, Jun 15»
4
Wholesale inventories up 0.4% in April, versus expectations for 0.2 …
U.S. wholesale inventories rose more than expected in April as stabilizing oil prices helped lift sales by the most in more than a year, giving wholesalers an ... «CNBC, Jun 15»
5
Improving Job Market, Weak Inflation Make Fed Call Tougher
Businesses have seen muted wholesale costs as a plunge in energy prices in the second half of 2014 and a stronger dollar limit inflation early in the pipeline. «Bloomberg, May 15»
6
Wholesale Price Index dips to record -2.65% in April
Inflation, as measured on the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), has been in the negative zone since November, 2014. In April last year, it was 5.55%. «Times of India, May 15»
7
CRTC to cap wholesale wireless rates charged by big firms
GATINEAU, Que. - Canada will limit the wholesale wireless rates that major companies charge their rivals as part of a push to boost competition in the ... «Toronto Sun, May 15»
8
Wholesale prices drop for 4th straight month
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wholesale prices fell for a fourth straight month in February as a decline in food prices offset an increase in gasoline prices. The Labor ... «USA TODAY, Mar 15»
9
Wholesale Stockpiles Rise Slightly, and Sales Fall
WASHINGTON — Wholesale businesses in the United States modestly increased their stockpiles in January as their sales plunged at the sharpest pace in six ... «New York Times, Mar 15»
10
Costco Wholesale Earnings Expected to Rise
Optimism surrounds Costco Wholesale, as it gets ready to report its second quarter results on Thursday, March 5, 2015. Analysts are expecting the company to ... «Forbes, Mar 15»

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