Whole"sale` (?), n.

Sale of goods by the piece or large quantity, as distinguished from retail.

By wholesale, in the mass; in large quantities; without distinction or discrimination.

Some, from vanity or envy, despise a valuable book, and throw contempt upon it by wholesale. I. Watts.


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Whole"sale`, a.


Pertaining to, or engaged in, trade by the piece or large quantity; selling to retailers or jobbers rather than to consumers; as, a wholesale merchant; the wholesale price.


Extensive and indiscriminate; as, wholesale slaughter.

"A time for wholesale trust."

Mrs. Humphry Ward.


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