HyperDic: sale

English > 5 senses of the word sale:
NOUNactsalea particular instance of selling
actsalethe general activity of selling
actsale, cut-rate sale, sales eventan occasion (usually brief) for buying at specially reduced prices
statesalethe state of being purchasable
communicationsale, sales agreementan 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)
sale > pronunciation
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English > sale: 5 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA particular instance of selling.
Examples
  • "he has just made his first sale"
  • "they had to complete the sale before the banks closed"
NarrowerdivestitureThe sale by a company of a product line or a subsidiary or a division
Broaderselling, merchandising, marketingThe exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money
Spanishventa
Catalanvenda
English > sale: 5 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe general activity of selling.
Examples
  • "they tried to boost sales"
  • "laws limit the sale of handguns"
Narrowerauction, auction sale, vendueThe public sale of something to the highest bidder
sellThe activity of persuading someone to buy
Broaderselling, merchandising, marketingThe exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money
Catalanvenda
English > sale: 5 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningAn occasion (usually brief) for buying at specially reduced prices.
Examples
  • "they held a sale to reduce their inventory"
  • "I got some great bargains at their annual sale"
Synonymscut-rate sale, sales event
Narrowerbazaar, fairA sale of miscellany
car boot sale, boot saleAn outdoor sale at which people sell things from the trunk of their car
clearance sale, inventory-clearance saleA sale to reduce inventory
closeoutA sale intended to dispose of all remaining stock
fire saleA sale of merchandise supposedly damaged by fire
fire saleA sale of assets at very low prices typically when the seller faces bankruptcy
garage sale, yard saleAn outdoor sale of used personal or household items held on the seller's premises
going-out-of-business saleA sale of all the tangible assets of a business that is about to close
realization, realisationA sale in order to obtain money (as a sale of stock or a sale of the estate of a bankrupt person) or the money so obtained
rummage sale, jumble saleA sale of donated articles
selloffA sale of a relatively large number of assets (stocks or bonds or commodities) at a low price / price typically done to dispose of them rather than as normal trade
white saleA sale of household linens
BroaderoccasionAn opportunity to do something
Spanishliquidación, rebajas, saldo
Catalanrebaixes
English > sale: 5 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningThe state of being purchasable; offered or exhibited for selling.
Examples
  • "you'll find vitamin C for sale at most pharmacies"
  • "the new line of cars will soon be on sale"
BroadermerchantabilityThe state of being fit for market
English > sale: 5 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningAn 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).
Example"the salesman faxed the sales agreement to his home office"
Synonymsales agreement
Narrowerconditional saleA sale in which the buyer receives title to the property only upon the performance of some condition (usually the full payment of the purchase price)
sheriff's sale, execution sale, judicial sale, forced saleA sale of property by the sheriff under authority of a court's writ of execution in order satisfy an unpaid obligation
Broaderagreement, understandingThe statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
Spanishventa
Catalanvenda

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