- Sale is the selling of goods or services, or a discount on the price.
- 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.
A new house for sale.
- the act 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
- receipts in business
- the work, department, etc. of selling: a job in sales
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.
- salesa. 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 sæl (“room, hall, castle”), from Proto-Germanic *salą (“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.
sale - Legal Definition