1. The act of selling; the transfer of property, or a contract to transfer the ownership of property, from one person to another for a valuable consideration, or for a price in money.
2. Opportunity of selling; demand; market.
They shall have ready sale for them. --Spenser.
3. Public disposal to the highest bidder, or exposure of goods in market; auction.
Bill of sale. See under Bill.
Of sale, On sale, For sale, to be bought or sold; offered to purchasers; in the market.
To set to sale, to offer for sale; to put up for purchase; to make merchandise of. [Obs.]
Sale n. See 1st Sallow. [Obs.]
n 1: the general activity of selling; "they tried to boost
sales"; "laws limit the sale of handguns"
2: a particular instance of selling; "he has just made his
first sale"; "they had to complete the sale before the
3: the state of being purchasable; offered or exhibited for
selling; "you'll find vitamin C for sale at most
pharmacies"; "the new line of cars will soon be on sale"
4: an occasion (usually brief) for buying at specially reduced
prices; "they held a sale to reduce their inventory"; "I
got some great bargains at their annual sale" [syn: cut-rate
sale, sales event]
5: an 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);
"the salesman faxed the sales agreement to his home
office" [syn: sales agreement]