1. (also adverb ) buying and selling goods on a large scale, usually from a manufacturer and to a retailer. a wholesale business; He buys the materials wholesale. grootmaat بَيْع بالجُمْلَه продажба на едро venda por atacado ve velkém der Großhandel en gros-; en gros χονδρικός. χονδρικά al por mayor hulgi- عمده فروشى tukku- en/de gros מְכִירָה כְּלָלִית थोक veleprodaja nagykereskedelmi secara borongan heildsala all’ingrosso 卸売の 도매의 didmeninis; urmu vairumtirdzniecības- borong in het groot en gros hurtowy په غونډ ډول خر څول (خر څېدل: غونډ پلورنه (عمده فروشي،: غونډپلورنه (عمده فروشي،: غونډ خرڅونى: پراخ، عام venda por atacado (vânzare) en gros оптовыи; оптом veľkoobchodný, masový; vo veľkom na debelo trgovina na veliko grossist-, parti- ซึ่งขายส่ง toptan 批發的(地) оптовий تھوک خرید و فروخت bán sỉ 批发的
2. on a large scale. the wholesale slaughter of innocent people. op groot skaal مَذْبَحَة جَماعِيَّه، مَذْبَحَه بالجُمْلَه на едро indiscriminado hromadný Massen masse- ευρύτατος, χωρίς διακρίσεις en masa. indiscriminado massiline بطور يکجا joukko- systématique בִּקנֶה מִידָה גָדוֹל बड़े पैमाने पर sveopći általános besar-besaran fjölda-, heildar-, allsherjar- (in massa) 大規模な 대규모로 masiškas, didelio masto slaktiņš besar-besaran op grote schaal masse-. i stor stil masowy په غونډ ډول indiscriminado pe scară largă массовый masový masovno masovan utan åtskillnad, mass- ซึ่งขายส่ง büyük çapta 大規模的 масовий; у великих розмірах بڑے پیمانے پر trên quy mô lớn 大批的
a person who buys and sells goods wholesale. grootmaathandelaar تاجِر بالجُمْلَه търговец на едро atacadista velkoobchodník der/die Großhändler(in) grossist χονδρέμπορος mayorista hulgikaupmees عمده فروش tukkukauppias grossiste סיטונאי थोक विक्रेता veletrgovac nagykereskedő pedagang borongan heildsali grossista 卸売業者 도매상 didmenininkas, urmininkas vairumtirgotājs pemborong groothandelaar grossist hurtownik عمده فروش atacadista angrosist оптовик veľkoobchodník grosist trgovac na veliko grosshandlare, grossist พ่อค้าขายส่ง toptancı 批發商 оптовик تھوک فروش شخص người bán sỉ 批发商
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The dry-goods stores were not down among the counting-houses, banks, and wholesale warerooms, where gentlemen most do congregate, but Jo found herself in that part of the city before she did a single errand, loitering along as if waiting for someone, examining engineering instruments in one window and samples of wool in another, with most unfeminine interest, tumbling over barrels, being half-smothered by descending bales, and hustled unceremoniously by busy men who looked as if they wondered `how the deuce she got there’.
The landlord was interrupted by one of the guests, a tall, grey-mustached man who worked for a wholesale grocery house.
He met some neighbors with whom Elzbieta had made friends in her neighborhood, and he set out to make Socialists of them by wholesale. and several times he all but got into a fight.
Tell them of cruel scourgings, of mutilations and brandings, of scenes of pollution and blood, of the banishment of all light and knowl- edge, and they affect to be greatly indignant at such enormous exaggerations, such wholesale misstate- ments, such abominable libels on the character of the southern planters
Here is a fellow, who, infected by the most pestilent and blasphemous code of devilry that ever was known, abandoned his property to the vilest scum of the earth that ever did murder by wholesale. and you ask me why I am sorry that a man who instructs youth knows him?
Here’s a gen’lm’n behind me, I’ll pound it,’ said William, ‘as has bred ’em by wholesale .
I was greatly dejected and distressed, but in an incoherent wholesale sort of way.
His earnings in his native town, where he worked for a wholesale dealer, had been after a lower rate; he had been paid weekly, and of his weekly earnings a large proportion had gone to objects of piety and charity.
After reflecting upon the matter for some time he decided to lay it out on glasses, bottles, and things of that sort, which he would buy from a wholesale merchant.
He consoled himself as best he could in the society of a dozen rich families, former manufacturers of the old point d’Alencon, owners of pastures and cattle, or merchants doing a wholesale business in linen, among whom, as he hoped, he might find a wealthy wife.
Well, sir, every day, ay, and twice and thrice in the same day, there have been orders and complaints, and I have been sent flying to all the wholesale chemists in town.
For one hour this wholesale massacre continued, from which the cachalots could not escape.