a particular instance of selling
"he has just made his first sale"; "they had to complete the sale before the banks closed"
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"
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"
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"
An exchange of goods or services for currency or credit.
He celebrated after the sale of company.
A particular opportunity for a sale.
The sale of goods at reduced prices.
They are having a clearance sale: 50% off.
The act of putting up for auction to the highest bidder.
A town in Greater Manchester, England
see 1st Sallow
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
opportunity of selling; demand; market
public disposal to the highest bidder, or exposure of goods in market; auction
Origin: [Icel. sala, sal, akin to E. sell. See Sell, v. t.]
Sale is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, in Greater Manchester, England. Historically part of Cheshire, the town lies on flat ground on the south bank of the River Mersey, 1.9 miles south of Stretford, 2.5 miles northeast of Altrincham, and 5.2 miles southwest of the city of Manchester. As of the 2001 United Kingdom census, it had a population of 55,000. Evidence of Stone Age, Roman, and Anglo-Saxon activity has been discovered locally. Throughout the Middle Ages, Sale was a rural township, linked ecclesiastically with neighbouring Ashton upon Mersey. In this period, its fertile fields and meadows were used for crops and cattle farming. By the 17th century Sale, had developed a thriving cottage industry, manufacturing garthweb, the woven material from which horses' saddle girths were made. The Bridgewater Canal reached the town in 1765, providing transport for goods and people, stimulating Sale's urbanisation. The arrival of the railway in 1849 triggered Sale's growth as a commuter town for Manchester and beyond, leading to an influx of middle class residents; by the end of the 19th century the town's population had more than tripled. Agriculture subsequently declined as service industries boomed.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sāl, n. act of selling: the exchange of anything for money: power or opportunity of selling: demand: public showing of goods to sell: auction.—adj. Sale′able, that may be sold: in good demand.—n. Sale′ableness.—adv. Sale′ably.—ns. Sale′room, an auction-room; Sales′man, a man who sells goods:—fem. Sales′woman.—adj. Sale′-tongued, mercenary.—n.pl. Sale′wares, merchandise.—n. Sale′work, work or things made for sale, or merely for sale: work carelessly done.—Forced sale, a sale compelled by a creditor; Terms of sale, the conditions imposed on a purchaser. [Scand., Ice. sala.]
sāl, n. (Spens.) a kind of basket-like net, made of sallows or willows. [A.S. sealh, willow.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'sale' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1159
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'sale' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1466
Rank popularity for the word 'sale' in Nouns Frequency: #542
The numerical value of sale in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of sale in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If wisdom were on sale in the open market, the stupid would not even ask the price.
Every sale has five basic obstacles no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
Life is like a cash register, in that every account, every thought, every deed, like every sale, is registered and recorded.
This is a most unusual sale motion in that we have an objection from Polo North to their own sale, in my 23 years in practicing bankruptcy, I have yet to see that.
We have a 65 percent stake in the company and sometimes consider a sale that would not bring the stake below 51 percent. The timing of a sale has not been decided but could be considered this year.
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Translations for sale
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- vendaCatalan, Valencian
- výprodej, prodejCzech
- Auktion, Schlussverkauf, Ausverkauf, VerkaufGerman
- έκπτωση, πώλησηGreek
- vendo, vendadoEsperanto
- rebaja, venta, liquidaciónSpanish
- alennusmyynti, huutokauppa, myyntiFinnish
- liquidation, vente, soldesFrench
- מבצע, מכירהHebrew
- árusítás, kiárusítás, akció, eladásHungarian
- liquidation, auction, venditaInterlingua
- útsala, salaIcelandic
- vendita, saldo, liquidazione, svenditaItalian
- セール, 安売り, バーゲンセール, 特売, 販売Japanese
- firotin, mezat, tenzîlatKurdish
- išpardavimas, pardavimasLithuanian
- izpārdošana, ūtrupe, pārdošanaLatvian
- solden, verkoop, veilingverkoop, veiling, uitverkoopDutch
- sprzedaż, wyprzedażPolish
- liquidação, leilão, vendaPortuguese
- vânzare, vindereRomanian
- торг, сэйл, распродажа, сейл, продажа, аукционRussian
- продаја, распродаја, rasprodaja, prodajaSerbo-Croatian
- auktion, rea, realisation, försäljningSwedish
- vindaedje, vinteWalloon
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