sale / sell

sale / sell
   A sale is a noun meaning "the selling of something": Every car sale means a commission for the salesman.
   To sell, the verb, is to offer goods for consumption at a cost: Seth sells his pottery at art fairs.
  See sale / sail

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  • sale / sell —    A sale is a noun meaning the selling of something : Every car sale means a commission for the salesman.    To sell, the verb, is to offer goods for consumption at a cost: Seth sells his pottery at art fairs.   See sale / sail …   Confused words

  • sale — /seIl/ noun 1 ACT OF SELLING (C, U) the act of giving property, food, or other goods to someone in exchange for money (+ of): The use and sale of marijuana remains illegal. | The house sale was completed in two weeks. | make a sale (=sell… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sale — A contract between two parties, called, respectively, the seller (or vendor) and the buyer (or purchaser), by which the former, in consideration of the payment or promise of payment of a certain price in money, transfers to the latter the title… …   Black's law dictionary

  • sell — vb sold, sell·ing vt 1: to transfer ownership of by sale compare barter, convey, give 2: to offer for sale …   Law dictionary

  • sell — [sel] vt. sold, selling [ME sellen < OE sellan, to give, offer, akin to Goth saljan, to offer (sacrifice): caus. formation in sense “to cause to take” < IE base * sel , to take, grasp > SALE, Gr helein, to take] 1. to give up, deliver,… …   English World dictionary

  • SALE — (Heb. מְכִירָה, mekhirah). Sale may be defined as the permanent transfer for consideration of existing legal rights from one person to another. The consideration may be in money or in kind. By extension the term sale is also used to denote a… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • sale — W1S2 [seıl] n [Date: 1000 1100; : Old Norse; Origin: sala] 1.) [U and C] when you sell something sale of ▪ The use and sale of marijuana remains illegal. ▪ Harvey gets a $50 commission every time he makes a sale (=sells something as part of his… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sale — n 1 a: the transfer of title to property from one party to another for a price; also: the contract of such a transaction see also short 1 2 compare barter, donation …   Law dictionary

  • sell — W1S1 [sel] v past tense and past participle sold [səuld US sould] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(give something for money)¦ 2¦(make something available)¦ 3¦(make somebody want something)¦ 4¦(be bought)¦ 5 sell like hot cakes 6¦(idea/plan)¦ 7 sell yourself 8 sell… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Sell — (s[e^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sold} (s[=o]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Selling}.] [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. s[ a]lja to sell,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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