wholesale
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wholesale(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (commerce)
a. al por mayor
Wholesale prices have gone up, so we have no choice but to charge our clientele more.Los precios al por mayor han subido, así que no tenemos otra opción que cobrarle más a la clientela.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(on a large scale)
a. total
If the hurricane doesn't slow down, it could mean the wholesale destruction of the town.Si el huracán no reduce la velocidad, podría significar la destrucción total del pueblo.
b. sistemático
These refugees were witness to the wholesale destruction of their home city.Estos refugiados fueron testigos de la destrucción sistemática de su ciudad natal.
c. indiscriminado (slaughter)
The dictator was responsible for the wholesale slaughter of several ethnic groups.El dictator fue responsable de la matanza indiscriminada de varios grupos étnicos.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (acquired from a distributor)
a. al por mayor
The store purchased a large amount of clothing wholesale.La tienda compró una gran cantidad de ropa al por mayor.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(in a general way)
a. en masa
The police were told to arrest wholesale anyone with even remotely communist ties.La policía recibió ordenes de detener en masa a personas con cualquier vínculo comunista.
b. rontundamente
The investors who attended the meeting rejected each proposal wholesale.Los inversionistas que asistieron a la reunión rechazaron rotundamente cada propuesta.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (distribution sector)
a. el mayoreo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The company has dealt in wholesale for the last 20 years, providing farming equipment to many different retailers.La compañía lleva 20 años trabajado en el mayoreo, proveyendo equipos agrícolas a diversos detallistas.
b. la venta al por mayor
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Tammy works in the production and wholesale of dog clothing.Tammy trabaja en la producción y venta al por mayor de ropa para perros.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to sell wholesale)
a. vender al por mayor
We wholesale commercial display fixtures for jewelry stores.Vendemos al por mayor muebles comerciales de exposición para joyerías.
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wholesale
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (commerce)
a. la compraventa al por mayor
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
b. el mayoreo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (price, dealer)
a. al por mayor
3. (fig)
a. rotundo(a) (rejection)
4. (slaughter)
a. indiscriminado(a)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (commerce)
a. al por mayor
6. (fig)
a. rotundamente (reject)
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wholesale [ˈhəʊlseɪl]
adjective
1 [+price, trade] al por mayor
2 (on a large scale) en masa; (indiscriminate) general; total
wholesale destruction destrucción (f) total or sistemática
it was wholesale slaughter of women and children we must prevent wholesale destruction of our natural resources
adverb
1 al por mayor
to buy/sell wholesale comprar/vender al por mayor
2 en masa
the books were burnt wholesale los libros fueron quemados en masa
noun
venta (f) al por mayor; mayoreo (m); (Méx)
modifier
wholesale dealer (n)
wholesale price index (n) índice (m) de precios al por mayor
wholesale trader (n)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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