Definition of retail verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    retail1

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈriːteɪl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈriːteɪl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they retail
    BrE BrE//ˈriːteɪl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈriːteɪl//
     
    he / she / it retails
    BrE BrE//ˈriːteɪlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈriːteɪlz//
     
    past simple retailed
    BrE BrE//ˈriːteɪld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈriːteɪld//
     
    past participle retailed
    BrE BrE//ˈriːteɪld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈriːteɪld//
     
    -ing form retailing
    BrE BrE//ˈriːteɪlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈriːteɪlɪŋ//
     
    Cost and payment
     
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  1. 1[transitive] retail something to sell goods to the public, usually through shops/stores The firm manufactures and retails its own range of sportswear. See related entries: Cost and payment
  2. 2[intransitive] retail at/for something (business) to be sold at a particular price The book retails at £14.95. See related entries: Cost and payment
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from an Anglo-Norman French use of Old French retaille ‘a piece cut off’, from retaillier, from re- (expressing intensive force) + tailler ‘to cut’.