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[ree-seyl, ree-seyl] /ˈriˌseɪl, riˈseɪl/
the act of selling a second time.
the act of selling something secondhand.
used; secondhand:
a rack of resale clothing.
Origin of resale
1615-25; re- + sale Unabridged
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  • The magazine also reported the crocodile had been intended for resale, although how the crash survivor knew this remains unclear.
  • Experts say there's a number of ways to make the resale profitable.
  • What's the use of arguing about grid parity when there is no payback for a granite countertop except for resale value.
  • It needs to be refined, shipped, loaded into trucks and purchased for resale.
  • Owners have no financial incentive to invest in their houses if they will not get that investment back upon resale.
  • resale would be difficult, because parts and servicing won't be as easy to come by if the automaker no longer exists.
  • Cap and trade could push my resale value into the stratosphere.
  • The rationale was that higher housing costs were being offset by the appreciation in the resale value of the property.
  • He bought shrimp from the local shrimpers and packaged them for resale.
  • But, above all, the vast majority of paintings that people have bought in the past never make it to resale.
British Dictionary definitions for resale


/ˈriːˌseɪl; riːˈseɪl/
the selling again of something purchased
Derived Forms
resalable, resaleable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for resale

1620s, from re- "back, again" + sale (n.).

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