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the act of selling.
a quantity sold.
opportunity to sell; demand: slow sale.
a special disposal of goods, as at reduced prices.
transfer of property for money or credit.
an auction.
for sale, offered to be sold; made available to purchasers.
on sale, able to be bought at reduced prices.

before 1050; Middle English; late Old English sala; cognate with Old Norse, Old High German sala. Cf. sell1

intersale, noun
nonsale, noun
subsale, noun
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sale (seɪl)
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
6.  an auction
[Old English sala, from Old Norse sala. See also sell]

Sale (seɪl)
1.  a town in NW England, in Trafford unitary authority, Greater Manchester: a residential suburb of Manchester. Pop: 55 234 (2001)
2.  a city in SE Australia, in SE Victoria: centre of an agricultural region. Pop: 12 854 (2001)

Salé (French sale)
a port in NW Morocco, on the Atlantic adjoining Rabat. Pop: 880 000 (2003)

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Word Origin & History

late O.E. sala "a sale," from O.N. sala "sale," from P.Gmc. *salo (cf. O.H.G. sala, Swed. salu, Dan. salg), from root *sal-, source of *saljan (cf. O.E. sellan; see sell). Sense of "a selling of shop goods at lower prices than usual" first appeared 1866. Salesman is from 1523;
salesmanship first attested 1880.
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Example sentences
Little sales of leather and such beautiful beautiful, beautiful beautiful.
The local population earns income from fishing, raising livestock, and sales of
The best plant sales of the year are right around the corner.
We will work with you to help promote it to your sales staff or provide links
  to our order form from your gift site.
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