Definitions for sellsɛl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sellsɛl(v.; n.)sold, sell•ing
(v.t.)to transfer (goods or property) or render (services) in exchange for money.
Category: Common Vocabulary
to deal in; keep or offer for sale:
to sell insurance.
to make a sale or offer for sale to.
to persuade or induce to buy.
to promote or effect the sale of:
Packaging sells many products.
to achieve sales of:
The record sold a million copies.
to cause to be accepted, esp. generally or widely:
to sell an idea to the public.
to cause or persuade to accept, approve of, or see the value of:
to sell the voters on a candidate; to sell oneself at a job interview.
to surrender or deliver improperly or dishonorably in return for profit or advantage:
to sell one's soul for power; to sell votes.
to force or exact a price for:
They sold their lives dearly.
to cheat or hoax.
(v.i.)to make a sale of something; transfer goods or property in exchange for money.
to offer something for sale.
to be offered for sale at the price indicated (fol. by at or for).
to engage or be employed in selling something.
to promote sales.
to be in demand by buyers:
On a rainy day, umbrellas really sell.
to win acceptance, approval, or adoption:
an idea that will sell.
sell off, to rid oneself of by selling, esp. at reduced prices:
to sell off last year's designs.
Category: Verb Phrase
sell out, to dispose of entirely by selling. to betray (an associate, principles, a cause, etc.). to betray one's principles.
Category: Verb Phrase
(n.)an act or method of selling.
Informal. a cheat; hoax.
Origin of sell:
bef. 900; ME (v.), OE sellan orig., to give, hence, give up (someone) to an enemy, betray, exchange for money, c. OFris sella, OS sellian, OHG sellen, ON selja to hand over, deliver, Go saljan to sacrifice
the activity of persuading someone to buy
"it was a hard sell"
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"
be sold at a certain price or in a certain way
"These books sell like hot cakes"
persuade somebody to accept something
"The French try to sell us their image as great lovers"
deal, sell, trade(verb)
do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
"She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes"
give up for a price or reward
"She sold her principles for a successful career"
be approved of or gain acceptance
"The new idea sold well in certain circles"
be responsible for the sale of
"All her publicity sold the products"
deliver to an enemy by treachery
"Judas sold Jesus"; "The spy betrayed his country"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to give sth in return for a payment
He sells second-hand books.; I sold my motorcycle to a friend.; Do you think he'd sell me his ticket?; a company that sells kitchen goods
(of a product) to be bought by people
The new model is selling well.
to persuade sb that sth is a good idea
It's a plan that's so good it'll sell itself.
a cell; a house
a saddle for a horse
a throne or lofty seat
to transfer to another for an equivalent; to give up for a valuable consideration; to dispose of in return for something, especially for money
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
to impose upon; to trick; to deceive; to make a fool of; to cheat
to practice selling commodities
to be sold; as, corn sells at a good price
an imposition; a cheat; a hoax
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'sell' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1547
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'sell' in Written Corpus Frequency: #706
Rank popularity for the word 'sell' in Verbs Frequency: #106
Translations for sell
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to give something in exchange for money
He sold her a car; I've got some books to sell.
- venderPortuguese (BR)
- به فروش رساندنFarsi
- selge, omsetteNorwegian
- به فروش رساندنPersian
- خرڅول، پلورل: راكړه وركړه كول: معامله كولPashto
- a vindeRomanian
- 出售Chinese (Trad.)
- فروخت کرناUrdu
- 卖，出售Chinese (Simp.)
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