the sale of goods in quantity, as to retailers or jobbers, for resale(opposed to retail ).


2. of, relating to, or engaged in sale by wholesale.

3. extensive; broadly indiscriminate: wholesale discharge of workers.


4. in a wholesale way; on wholesale terms: I can get it for you wholesale.

5. in large quantities; on a large scale, especially without discrimination: Wild horses were slaughtered wholesale.

verb (used with or without object), wholesaled, wholesaling.

6. to sell by wholesale.