Sale meaning

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An offer or arrangement in which goods are sold at a discount.

The store has a sale on winter coats.

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Opportunity to sell or be sold; market.
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The act of offering goods to the highest bidder; auction.
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A special offering of goods at prices lower than usual.
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Receipts in business.
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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.

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(place) City & seaport in NW Morocco: suburb of Rabat.
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A transfer of property or title thereto in exchange for a sum of money; the agreement or contract by which such a transfer takes place. A sale requires a free offer in exchange for a freely agreed-upon purchase price between two individuals who are competent to contract with each other, and who have mutually agreed to the deal. An actual exchange or promised exchange of money is required. Finally, the object, parcel, or title being sold must be capable of being transferred by the seller.
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A sale subject to certain events occurring, for example, a transaction to sell one’s home, conditioned upon the sale by buyer of his own home. Also known as contingent sale.
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A forced sale of property for which full payment has not been made; proceeds of such sale are remitted to the creditor in full or partial satisfaction of the debt.
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A forced sale of assets of a taxpayer to satisfy tax obligations that have not been paid.
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(obsolete) A hall.
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An exchange of goods or services for currency or credit.

He celebrated after the sale of company.

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The sale of goods at reduced prices.

They are having a clearance sale: 50% off.

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The act of putting up for auction to the highest bidder.
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A town in Greater Manchester, England.
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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.
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for sale
  • Available to customers:
    A store where pets are for sale.
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on sale
  • Available to customers:
    That vegetable should be on sale at your local grocery.
  • Available to customers at a special discount:
    Bathing suits are on sale.
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for sale
  • available for purchase
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on sale
  • available for purchase, esp. at a price lower than usual
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of sale

  • Middle English from Old English sala from Old Norse

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English sale, sal, from Old English sæl (“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.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English sale, from Old English sala (“act of selling, sale"), from Old Norse sala (“sale"), from Proto-Germanic *salō (“delivery"), from Proto-Indo-European *sel- (“to grab").

    From Wiktionary