|1.||the exchange of goods, property, or services for an agreed sum of money or credit|
|2.||the amount sold|
|3.||the opportunity to sell; market: there was no sale for luxuries|
|4.||the rate of selling or being sold: a slow sale of synthetic fabrics|
|5.||a. an event at which goods are sold at reduced prices, usually to clear old stocks|
|b. (as modifier): sale bargains|
|[Old English sala, from Old Norse sala. See also |
At a reduced price, as in These rugs have been on sale for a month. The use of sale for disposing of goods at lowered prices dates from about 1860.