WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
sale /seɪl/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. an act of selling:[countable]trying to make a sale.
  2. a special offering of goods at reduced prices:[countable]They're having a sale: 20% off.
  3. [countable] transfer of property for money or credit.
  4. [countable]
    • an amount or quantity sold.
    • sales, [plural] total receipts from selling.
  5. [countable] an auction.
  6. 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.
  1. Idiomsfor sale, [uncountable] available for purchase:This house is for sale.

  • 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. 

    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
    sale  (sāl),USA pronunciation n. 
    1. the act of selling.
    2. a quantity sold.
    3. opportunity to sell;
      demand:slow sale.
    4. a special disposal of goods, as at reduced prices.
    5. transfer of property for money or credit.
    6. an auction.
    7. Idiomsfor sale, offered to be sold;
      made available to purchasers.
    8. 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

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