A new house for sale.
- An example of a sale is the selling of a new house.
- An example of a sale is a 50% reduction on the price of all jeans at a store.
- the act or an instance of selling; exchange of property of any kind, or of services, for an agreed sum of money or other valuable consideration
- opportunity to sell or be sold; market
- the act of offering goods to the highest bidder; auction
- a special offering of goods at prices lower than usual
- [pl.] receipts in business
- the business or work of selling a product or service
- the department, as of a company or branch, responsible for this work
Origin of saleMiddle English from Old English sala from ON: for Indo-European base see sell
- a. The exchange of goods or services for an amount of money or its equivalent; the act of selling: The sale of such a nice house should be easy.b. A selling of property to the highest bidder; an auction.
- An offer or arrangement in which goods are sold at a discount: The store has a sale on winter coats.
- sales a. The business or activity of selling goods or services: She works in sales.b. The number of items sold or the amount of money received for a number of items sold: Sales are better than expected.
Origin of saleMiddle English from Old English sala from Old Norse
- (obsolete) A hall.
From Middle English sale, sal, from Old English sÃ¦l (“room, hall, castle"), from Proto-Germanic *salÄ… (“house, hall"), from Proto-Indo-European *sol-, *sel- (“home, dwelling, village"). Cognate with West Frisian seal, Dutch zaal, German Saal, Swedish sal, Icelandic salur, Lithuanian sala (“village"). Related also to salon, saloon.
- An exchange of goods or services for currency or credit.
- He celebrated after the sale of company.
- The sale of goods at reduced prices.
- They are having a clearance sale: 50% off.
- The act of putting up for auction to the highest bidder.
- A town in Greater Manchester, England
sale - Legal Definition