Definition of sale


  • a particular instance of selling; "he has just made his first sale", "they had to complete the sale before the banks closed".
  • the general activity of selling; "they tried to boost sales", "laws limit the sale of handguns".
  • an occasion (usually brief) for buying at specially reduced prices; "they held a sale to reduce their inventory", "I got some great bargains at their annual sale". Synonyms: cut-rate sale, sales event.
  • the state of being purchasable; offered or exhibited for selling; "you'll find vitamin C for sale at most pharmacies", "the new line of cars will soon be on sale".
  • an agreement (or contract) in which property is transferred from the seller (vendor) to the buyer (vendee) for a fixed price in money (paid or agreed to be paid by the buyer); "the salesman faxed the sales agreement to his home office". Synonyms: sales agreement.

Related words

auction, bazaar, closeout, divestiture, fair, realisation, realization, sell, selloff, vendue.

Words nearby sale

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Rhymes with sale

ail, ale, assail, avail, bail, bale, braille, carrell, curtail, dail, dale, derail, detail, email, entail, exhale, fail, flail, frail, gael.

Start with sale

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End with sale

resale, presale, oversale, supersale, subsale, wholesale.

More information about sale

sale unscrambled

Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • sale is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 4 points
  • sale is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 4 points
  • sale is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 5 points
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