What is the difference between bulk and wholesale?

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As nouns the difference between bulk and wholesale

is that bulk is size, mass or volume while wholesale is the sale of products, often in large quantities, to retailers or other merchants.

As adjectives the difference between bulk and wholesale

is that bulk is being large in size, mass or volume while wholesale is of or relating to sale in large quantities, for resale.

As verbs the difference between bulk and wholesale

is that bulk is to appear or seem to be, as to bulk or extent while wholesale is to sell at wholesale.

As a adverb wholesale is

in bulk or large quantity.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

bulk

English

(wikipedia bulk)

Noun

  • Size, mass or volume.
  • * 1729 .
  • The Quantity of Matter is the mea?ure of the ?ame, arising from its den?ity and bulk conjunctly.
  • *
  • The cliff-dwellers had chipped and chipped away at this boulder till it rested its tremendous bulk upon a mere pin-point of its surface.
  • The major part of something.
  • * , chapter=12
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=There were many wooden chairs for the bulk of his visitors, and two wicker armchairs with red cloth cushions for superior people. From the packing-cases had emerged some Indian clubs, […], and all these articles […] made a scattered and untidy decoration that Mrs. Clough assiduously dusted and greatly cherished.}}
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=December 15, author=Felicity Cloake, work=Guardian
  • , title= How to cook the perfect nut roast , passage=I'm convinced that the nut's very nutritiousness is to blame for the dish's poor reputation. They're so dense that a loaf made primarily from nuts would be more suitable for slicing into energy bars and selling to mountaineering supply shops - hence the main bulk of a nut roast is generally some form of carbohydrate, intended to lighten the load. }}
  • The result of water retained by fibre.
  • (uncountable, transport) Unpackaged goods when transported in large volumes, e.g. coal, ore or grain.
  • (countable) a cargo or any items moved or communicated in the manner of cargo.
  • (bodybuilding) Excess body mass, especially muscle.
  • (brane cosmology) A hypothetical higher-dimensional space within which our own four-dimensional universe may exist.
  • (obsolete) The body.
  • * Shakespeare
  • My liver leaped within my bulk .
    (George Turberville)

    Adjective

    (-)
  • being large in size, mass or volume (of goods, etc.)
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To appear or seem to be, as to bulk or extent.
  • * Leslie Stephen
  • The fame of Warburton possibly bulked larger for the moment.
  • To grow in size; to swell or expand.
  • wholesale

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The sale of products, often in large quantities, to retailers or other merchants.
  • Synonyms

    * bulk supply

    Derived terms

    * wholesaler

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or relating to sale in large quantities, for resale.
  • Extensive, indiscriminate, all-encompassing; blanket.
  • * The bombing resulted in wholesale destruction.
  • Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • In bulk or large quantity.
  • Indiscriminately.
  • Verb

    (wholesal)
  • To sell at wholesale.