What does garage sale mean?

Definitions for garage sale

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. garage sale, yard sale(noun)

    an outdoor sale of used personal or household items held on the seller's premises


  1. garage sale(Noun)

    a sale of used household goods in the driveway or garage of someone's home

  2. Origin: From garage sale


  1. Garage sale

    A garage sale, also known as a yard sale, rummage sale, tag sale, lawn sale, attic sale, moving sale, garbage sale, thrift sale or junk sale, is an informal, irregularly scheduled event for the sale of used goods by private individuals, in which "block sales" are allowed so that sellers are not required to obtain business licenses or collect sales tax. Typically the goods in a garage sale are unwanted items from the household with the home owners conducting the sale. The goods are sometimes new, like-new, or just usable. Some of these items are offered for sale because the owner does not want or need the item to minimize their possessions or to raise funds. Popular motivations for a garage sale are "spring cleaning", moving, or earn extra money. The seller displays their wares to the passers-by or those responding to signs, flyers, Craigslist postings, Facebook updates, Twitter posts or newspaper ads. Sometimes local television stations will broadcast a sale on the local public channel. The sales venue is typically a garage, driveway, carport, front yard, porch, or occasionally, the interior of a house. Some vendors, known as 'squatters', will set up in a highly trafficked area, and not on their own property.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of garage sale in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of garage sale in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Shelley Mack:

    The building was crammed with rugs, old sofas and a garage-sale-like collection of pianos, paintings, turntables, statues and other items that quickly fed the flames. I didn't think it was going to last this long before it went up or somebody shut it down.

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