Definitions for saleseɪl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act of selling.
a special offering of goods, esp. at reduced prices.
transfer of property for money or credit.
an amount or quantity sold. sales,total receipts from selling.
opportunity to sell; demand.
Category: Common Vocabulary
sales,a department or division, as in a business, concerned with selling and promoting goods, services, etc.
on sale,able to be bought at reduced prices.
Idioms for sale:
for sale,available for purchase.
Origin of sale:
bef. 1050; late OE sala c. OHG, ON sala; akin to sell
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the act or process of selling things
The sale of alcohol is prohibited.; to make a sale
a period when a store sells things at lower prices than usual
I bought this coat in the spring sale.
an occasion when things are sold
a sale of plants and flowers in the market; a yard sale
how many of a product a company sells in a period of time
an increase in sales; sales figures
available for sb to buy
Their house is up for sale again.; Is that painting for sale?
available for sb to buy
Fantastic flowers - on sale now.
available for sb to buy at a lower price than usual
I waited until it was on sale to buy it.
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
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.
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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
Translations for sale
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act of giving something to someone in exchange for money
the sale of a house; Sales of cars have increased.
- vendaPortuguese (BR)
- prodej; odbytCzech
- der VerkaufGerman
- pārdošana; tirdzniecībaLatvian
- salg, omsetningNorwegian
- خرڅلاو، بازار، تودبازار، تودبازار، ليلامPashto
- 出售Chinese (Trad.)
- продаж; збутUkrainian
- sự bánVietnamese
- 出售Chinese (Simp.)
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