Retail vs Mall - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between retail and mall
is that retail
is the sale of goods directly to the consumer; encompassing the storefronts, mail-order, websites, etc, and the corporate mechanisms, branding, advertising, etc that support them, which are involved in the business of selling and point-of-sale marketing retail goods to the public while mall
is trunk, large suitcase.
As an adjective retail
is of, or relating to the (actual or figurative) sale of goods or services directly to individuals.
As an adverb retail
is direct to consumers, in retail quantities, or at retail prices.
As a verb retail
is to sell at retail, or in small quantities directly to customers.
The sale of goods directly to the consumer; encompassing the storefronts, mail-order, websites, etc., and the corporate mechanisms, branding, advertising, etc. that support them, which are involved in the business of selling and point-of-sale marketing retail goods to the public.
(colloquial) Retail price; full price; an abbreviated expression, meaning the full suggested price of a particular good or service, before any sale, discount, or other deal.
- She works in retail .
- I never pay retail for clothes.
Of, or relating to the (actual or figurative) sale of goods or services directly to individuals.
Direct to consumers, in retail quantities, or at retail prices.
- ''We've shut shown our reseller unit. We're only selling retail now.
To sell at retail, or in small quantities directly to customers.
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To repeat or circulate (news or rumours) to others.
* 1982 , (Lawrence Durrell), Constance'', Faber & Faber 2004 (''Avignon Quintet ), p. 762:
- a half part of this purveying is carried on within the city and is called retailing .
- He became quite pale as he retailed these stories to Constance.
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A large heavy wooden beetle; a mallet for driving anything with force; a maul.
A heavy blow.
An old game played with malls or mallets and balls. See pall mall.
A place where the game of mall was played.
A public walk; a level shaded walk.
(US, Australia) A pedestrianised street, especially a shopping precinct.
- Part of the area was laid out in gravel walks, and planted with elms; and these convenient and frequented walks obtained the name of the City Mall .
* 2002 , Alexander Garvin, The American City: What Works, What Doesn?t ,
- pedestrian mall
An enclosed shopping centre.
* 2004 , Ralph E. Warner, Get a Life: You Don?t Need a Million to Retire Well ,
- America?s first pedestrianized shopping mall' opened in 1959 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Like most later pedestrian ' malls , it was intended to revive what everybody thought was a decaying downtown.
* 2010 , Greg Holden, Starting an Online Business For Dummies ,
- Every day, at about the time the rest of us go to work, groups of retirees gather at many of America?s enclosed shopping malls .
- In addition to Web site kits, ISPs, and businesses that specialize in Web hosting, online shopping malls provide another form of Web hosting.
* mall rat
* shopping mall
To beat with a mall, or mallet; to beat with something heavy; to bruise.
To build up with the development of shopping malls.
(informal) To shop at the mall.