What does sale mean?

Definitions for saleseɪl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sale.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sale(noun)

    a particular instance of selling

    "he has just made his first sale"; "they had to complete the sale before the banks closed"

  2. sale(noun)

    the general activity of selling

    "they tried to boost sales"; "laws limit the sale of handguns"

  3. 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"

  4. sale(noun)

    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"

  5. 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"


  1. sale(Noun)

    An exchange of goods or services for currency or credit.

    He celebrated after the sale of company.

  2. sale(Noun)

    A particular opportunity for a sale.

  3. sale(Noun)

    The sale of goods at reduced prices.

    They are having a clearance sale: 50% off.

  4. sale(Noun)

    The act of putting up for auction to the highest bidder.

  5. Sale(ProperNoun)

    A town in Greater Manchester, England

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sale(noun)

    see 1st Sallow

  2. Sale(verb)

    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

  3. Sale(verb)

    opportunity of selling; demand; market

  4. Sale(verb)

    public disposal to the highest bidder, or exposure of goods in market; auction

  5. Origin: [Icel. sala, sal, akin to E. sell. See Sell, v. t.]


  1. Sale

    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

  1. Sale

    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.]

  2. Sale

    sāl, n. (Spens.) a kind of basket-like net, made of sallows or willows. [A.S. sealh, willow.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sale' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1159

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sale' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1466

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sale' in Nouns Frequency: #542

Anagrams for sale »

  1. Elsa

  2. ales

  3. seal, SEAL

  4. ELAS

  5. lase

  6. leas


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sale in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sale in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tinashe Marufu:

    Everything is for sale here.

  2. Chris Gaffney:

    For American tourists, Europe is on sale.

  3. Robert Gage:

    The office of Dean Skelos was never for sale.

  4. Michael Viscount:

    There are no contingencies for this sale going forward.

  5. Martin Bouygues:

    Not everything is for sale, not everything is about money.

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