Webster 1913 Edition
Sale of goods by the piece or large quantity, as distinguished from retail.
in the mass; in large quantities; without distinction or discrimination.
Some, from vanity or envy, despise a valuable book, and throw contempt upon it
Pertaining to, or engaged in, trade by the piece or large quantity; selling to retailers or jobbers rather than to consumers;
Extensive and indiscriminate;“A time for wholesale trust.”
Mrs. Humphry Ward.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Sale of goods by the piece or large quantity; as distinguished from retail. Some traders sell either by wholesale or retail.
2.The whole mass.
Some from vanity or envy, despise a valuable book, and throw contempt upon it by wholesale.
1.Buying and selling by the piece or quantity; as a wholesale merchant or dealer.
2.Pertaining to the trade by the piece or quantity; as the wholesale price.