(noun) a particular instance of selling; “he has just made his first sale”; “they had to complete the sale before the banks closed”


(noun) the general activity of selling; “they tried to boost sales”; “laws limit the sale of handguns”

sale, cut-rate sale, sales event

(noun) an occasion (usually brief) for buying at specially reduced prices; “they held a sale to reduce their inventory”; “I got some great bargains at their annual sale”

sale, sales agreement

(noun) an agreement (or contract) in which property is transferred from the seller (vendor) to the buyer (vendee) for a fixed price in money (paid or agreed to be paid by the buyer); “the salesman faxed the sales agreement to his home office”


(noun) the state of being purchasable; offered or exhibited for selling; “you’ll find vitamin C for sale at most pharmacies”; “the new line of cars will soon be on sale”

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Etymology 1


sale (plural sales)

(obsolete) A hall.

Etymology 2


sale (plural sales)

An exchange of goods or services for currency or credit.

(Short for discount sale) The sale of goods at reduced prices.

The act of putting up for auction to the highest bidder.


• (selling of goods at reduced prices): cut-rate sale, sales event

• (act of putting up for auction to the highest bidder): auction, public sale


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Proper noun


A town in Greater Manchester, England.


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Source: Wiktionary

Sale, n.

Definition: See 1st Sallow. [Obs.] Spenser.

Sale, n. Etym: [Icel. sala, sal, akin to E.sell. See Sell, v. t.]

1. The act of selling; the transfer of property, or a contract to transfer the ownership of property, from one person to another for a valuable consideration, or for a price in money.

2. Opportunity of selling; demand; market. They shall have ready sale for them. Spenser.

3. Public disposal to the highest bidder, or exposure of goods in market; auction. Sir W. Temple. Bill of sale. See under Bill.

– Of sale, On sale, For sale, to be bought or sold; offered to purchasers; in the market.

– To set to sale, to offer for sale; to put up for purchase; to make merchandise of. [Obs.] Milton.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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