Definitions for sellsɛl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sell(verb)

    the activity of persuading someone to buy

    "it was a hard sell"

  2. sell(verb)

    exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent

    "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"

  3. sell(verb)

    be sold at a certain price or in a certain way

    "These books sell like hot cakes"

  4. sell(verb)

    persuade somebody to accept something

    "The French try to sell us their image as great lovers"

  5. deal, sell, trade(verb)

    do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood

    "She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes"

  6. sell(verb)

    give up for a price or reward

    "She sold her principles for a successful career"

  7. sell(verb)

    be approved of or gain acceptance

    "The new idea sold well in certain circles"

  8. sell(verb)

    be responsible for the sale of

    "All her publicity sold the products"

  9. betray, sell(verb)

    deliver to an enemy by treachery

    "Judas sold Jesus"; "The spy betrayed his country"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sell(noun)


  2. Sell(noun)

    a sill

  3. Sell(noun)

    a cell; a house

  4. Sell(noun)

    a saddle for a horse

  5. Sell(noun)

    a throne or lofty seat

  6. Sell(verb)

    to transfer to another for an equivalent; to give up for a valuable consideration; to dispose of in return for something, especially for money

  7. Sell(verb)

    to make a matter of bargain and sale of; to accept a price or reward for, as for a breach of duty, trust, or the like; to betray

  8. Sell(verb)

    to impose upon; to trick; to deceive; to make a fool of; to cheat

  9. Sell(verb)

    to practice selling commodities

  10. Sell(verb)

    to be sold; as, corn sells at a good price

  11. Sell(noun)

    an imposition; a cheat; a hoax

  12. Origin: [OE. sellen, sillen, AS. sellan, syllan, to give, to deliver; akin to OS. sellian, OFries. sella, OHG. sellen, Icel. selja to hand over, to sell, Sw. slja to sell, Dan. slge, Goth. saljan to offer a sacrifice; all from a noun akin to E. sale. Cf. Sale.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sell' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1547

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sell' in Written Corpus Frequency: #706

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sell' in Verbs Frequency: #106

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Roberts:

    Let them sell wine.

  2. Jeroen Dijsselbloem:

    We are going to sell ABN again.

  3. Doug Horton:

    To buy happiness is to sell soul.

  4. James Tumblin:

    I asked if he would sell it to me.

  5. Wall Street Proverb:

    Buy on the rumor sell on the news.

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