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seller

[sel-er] /ˈsɛl ər/
noun
1.
a person who sells; salesperson or vender.
2.
an article considered with reference to its sales:
one of the poorest sellers.
Origin of seller
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English; see sell1, -er1
Related forms
reseller, noun
superseller, noun

sel

[sel] /sɛl/
noun, adjective, pronoun, Scot.
1.
self.
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  • The buyer receives the original, and the seller a duplicate.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • This gave him the appearance, either of an artist of sorts or of a seller of chestnuts!

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
  • The seller sells it because he thinks he can do best by parting with it now at a certain price.

    The Prime Minister Anthony Trollope
  • The seller of the arts may be called an art-seller; the seller of virtue, a Sophist.

    Sophist Plato
  • It is a sign of ignorance and ill-breeding to haggle over the price of a thing and try to induce the seller to take less for it.

    Lessons on Manners Edith E. Wiggin
British Dictionary definitions for seller

seller

/ˈsɛlə/
noun
1.
a person who sells
2.
an article to be sold: this item is always a good seller
3.
short for selling race

sel

/sɛl/
noun
1.
a Scot word for self
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Word Origin and History for seller
n.

c.1200, agent noun from sell (v.).

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Related Abbreviations for seller

SEL

1.
Kimpo Airport (Seoul, South Korea)
2.
Space Environment Laboratory
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