WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
sale /seɪl/USA pronunciation n.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
Idiomson sale, [uncountable] to be bought at reduced prices:The store has computers on sale for 50% off.
sal•a•ble, sale•a•ble, adj.
- an act of selling:[countable]trying to make a sale.
- a special offering of goods at reduced prices:[countable]They're having a sale: 20% off.
- [countable] transfer of property for money or credit.
- an amount or quantity sold.
- sales, [plural] total receipts from selling.
- [countable] an auction.
- sales, [uncountable; used with a singular verb] a department, as in a business, concerned with selling and promoting goods, etc.:Sales is the department you want to see.
- Idiomsfor sale, [uncountable] available for purchase:This house is for sale.
sale (sāl),USA pronunciation n.
- the act of selling.
- a quantity sold.
- opportunity to sell;
- a special disposal of goods, as at reduced prices.
- transfer of property for money or credit.
- an auction.
- Idiomsfor sale, offered to be sold;
made available to purchasers.
- Idiomson sale, able to be bought at reduced prices.
- bef. 1050; Middle English; late Old English sala; cognate with Old Norse, Old High German sala. Compare sell 1
'for sale' also found in these entries:
Beaujolais Nouveau - Eurobond - NFS - advertise - advertisement - advertising - appraisal - approval - article - as - auction block - bawl - bazaar - block - bottled in bond - bring-and-buy sale - broke - browse - buy - cash crop - catalog - catalogue - clear - closeout - commercialize - consign - consignment - cottage industry - cry - de luxe - demonstration model - discount - display - distressed - draft - dump - emporium - export - factor - float - football - hammer - hand letter - hawk - hawker - issue - keep - list - lot - lumberyard