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RETAIL, verb transitive

1. To sell in small quantities or parcels, from the sense of cutting or dividing; opposed to selling by wholesale; as, to retail cloth or groceries.

2. To sell at second hand.

3. To tell in broken parts; to tell to many; as, to retail slander or idle reports.

RE'TAIL, noun The sale of commodities in small quantities or parcels, or at second hand.