Definitions of sale

  1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. a particular instance of selling; " he has just made his first sale"; " they had to complete the sale before the banks closed"
  4. the general activity of selling; " they tried to boost sales"; " laws limit the sale of handguns"
  5. 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"
  6. See 1st Sallow.
  7. Opportunity of selling; demand; market.
  8. Public disposal to the highest bidder, or exposure of goods in market; auction.
  9. The act of selling; exchange of goods for an agreed price; chance to dispose of goods or demand for them; as, a ready sale for meat; auction.
  10. Act of selling: the exchange of anything for money: power or opportunity of selling: demand: public showing of goods to sell: auction.
  11. Act of selling; power of selling.
  12. The act of selling; opportunity of selling; market.
  13. The act of selling; the exchange of a commodity for money of equivalent value; market; auction. See Sell.
  14. The exchange of any sort of goods for money, or equivalent value; an auction.

Usage examples for sale

  1. " No," said Ethel, " some of it was done months ago and intended for sale." – Mildred's New Daughter by Martha Finley
  2. " He's not for sale," answered Warrington. – Parrot & Co. by Harold MacGrath
  3. Indeed, he added, getting on to easier ground, it's having a perfectly wonderful sale. – Moonbeams From the Larger Lunacy by Stephen Leacock
  4. He lost no time in taking the horse to the fair, and offered it for sale, and among those who saw it was the Tsar himself. – Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales by Anonymous
  5. What is there for sale? – Iermola by Joseph Ignatius Kraszewksi
  6. Mr Rimbolt was waiting for him eagerly, to hear all about the sale and the purchases which had been made. – A Dog with a Bad Name by Talbot Baines Reed
  7. He drew 'Lige Curtis's bill of sale from his pocket, and opening it before John Milton said, " Was it that?" – A First Family of Tasajara by Bret Harte
  8. Time to close the sale. – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  9. The claim ain't for sale, and I won't have 'em coming round bothering me about it. – Loaded Dice by Ellery H. Clark
  10. Those are not for sale. – Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister
  11. But, of course, we should both of us see that she made a good thing of it when the sale got up. – Amusement Only by Richard Marsh
  12. The sale must go on, Mr. Ricketts. – Lord Stranleigh Abroad by Robert Barr
  13. Why should I speak of sale? – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  14. " It's not for sale," asserted Hames. – The Greater Power by Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton
  15. She asked the auctioneer's man when the contents of the nursery would be put up, and he told her it was second on the list for that day's sale. – Loyal to the School by Angela Brazil
  16. His agency may begin before the time of the sale and continue after it. – Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman by Albert Sidney Bolles
  17. Bargain and sale are concluded before the morning walk is over. – Morocco by S.L. Bensusan
  18. If they had time to think it over, they might change their minds, and he would lose a sale. – Natalie: A Garden Scout by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  19. This, of course, Rawson- Clew did not find out; he found out several things about the Polkingtons though, their debts and difficulties, their sale and the break up of the family. – The Good Comrade by Una L. Silberrad
  20. There are models of this kind for sale, but the simple ones made in a few seconds by the teacher or the pupil have much more meaning. – The Teaching of Geometry by David Eugene Smith