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Webster 1913 Edition


Sale

Sale

,
Noun.
See 1st
Sallow
.
[Obs.]
Spenser.

Sale

,
Noun.
[Icel.
sala
,
sal
, akin to E.
sell
. See
Sell
,
Verb.
T.
]
1.
The act of selling; the transfer of property, or a contract to transfer the ownership of property, from one person to another for a valuable consideration, or for a price in money.
2.
Opportunity of selling; demand; market.
They shall have ready
sale
for them.
Spenser.
3.
Public disposal to the highest bidder, or exposure of goods in market; auction.
Sir W. Temple.
Bill of sale
.
See under
Bill
.
Of sale
,
On sale
,
For sale
,
to be bought or sold; offered to purchasers; in the market.
To set to sale
,
to offer for sale; to put up for purchase; to make merchandise of.
[Obs.]
Milton.

Webster 1828 Edition


Sale

SALE

,
Noun.
[The primary sense of sell, is simply to deliver or cause to pass from one person to another.]
1.
The act of selling; the exchange of a commodity for money of equivalent value. The exchange of one commodity for another is barter or permutation, and sale differs from barter only in the nature of the equivalent given.
2.
Vent; power of selling; market. He went to market, but found no sale for his goods.
3.
Auction; public sale to the highest bidder, or exposure of goods in market. [Little used.]
4.
State of being venal, or of being offered to bribery; as, to set the liberty of a state to sale.
5.
A wicker basket.

SALE

,
Adj.
Sold; bought; as opposed to homemade. [Colloquial.]

Definition 2022


Sale

Sale

See also: sale, salé, Salé, sāle, säle, Säle, and șale

English

Proper noun

Sale

  1. A town in Greater Manchester, England

Anagrams

sale

sale

See also: Sale, salé, Salé, sāle, säle, Säle, and șale

English

Noun

sale (plural sales)

  1. (obsolete) A hall.

Etymology 2

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).

Noun

sale (plural sales)

  1. An exchange of goods or services for currency or credit.
    He celebrated after the sale of company.
  2. The sale of goods at reduced prices.
    They are having a clearance sale: 50% off.
  3. The act of putting up for auction to the highest bidder.
Derived terms
Troponyms
  • (selling of goods at reduced prices): cut-rate sale, sales event
  • (act of putting up for auction to the highest bidder): auction, public sale
Translations
See also

Anagrams


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [sal]
  • Homophone: salle

Etymology 1

From Middle French, from Old French sale (dull, dirty), from Old Frankish *salo (dull, dirty grey), from Proto-Germanic *salwaz (dusky, dark, muddy), from Proto-Indo-European *salw-, *sal- (dirt, dirty). Cognate with Old High German salo (dull, dirty grey), Old English salu (dark, dusky), Old Norse sǫlr (yellowish). More at sallow.

Adjective

sale m, f (plural sales)

  1. dirty
Derived terms
Related terms

Etymology 2

From saler

Verb

sale

  1. first-person singular present indicative of saler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of saler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of saler
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of saler
  5. second-person singular imperative of saler

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsale/, [ˈsaː.le]
  • Hyphenation: sà‧le

Etymology 1

From Latin sāl, salem (salt), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *seh₂l-.

Noun

sale m (plural sali)

  1. salt, sal
Derived terms
Related terms

Etymology 2

Noun

sale f pl

  1. plural of sala

Verb

sale

  1. third-person singular present indicative of salire

Anagrams


Latin

Noun

sale

  1. ablative singular of sāl

References


Norman

Etymology

From Old French sale (dull, dirty), from a Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *salwaz (dusky, dark, muddy), from Proto-Indo-European *salw-, *sal- (dirt, dirty).

Adjective

sale m, f

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) dirty

Derived terms


Norwegian

Verb

sale

  1. To saddle (attach a saddle to a horse)

Old French

Noun

sale f (oblique plural sales, nominative singular sale, nominative plural sales)

  1. room (subsection of a building)

Descendants


Spanish

Etymology

For the interjection, sale is part of a former rhyming phrase, sale y vale, see valer.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsa.le/

Interjection

sale

  1. (Mexico) ok

Synonyms

Verb

sale

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of salir.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of salir.

Venetian

Alternative forms

Noun

sale f

  1. salt (sodium chloride, non-chemical usage)

sale m (plural sali)

  1. (chemistry) salt