[ seyl ]
/ seɪl /
Words nearby sale
Idioms for sale
for sale, offered to be sold; made available to purchasers.
on sale, able to be bought at reduced prices.
Origin of sale
before 1050; Middle English; late Old English sala; cognate with Old Norse, Old High German sala. Cf. sell1
OTHER WORDS FROM salein·ter·sale, nounnon·sale, nounsub·sale, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for on sale (1 of 3)
/ (seɪl) /
the exchange of goods, property, or services for an agreed sum of money or credit
the amount sold
the opportunity to sell; marketthere was no sale for luxuries
the rate of selling or being solda slow sale of synthetic fabrics
- an event at which goods are sold at reduced prices, usually to clear old stocks
- (as modifier)sale bargains
Word Origin for sale
Old English sala, from Old Norse sala. See also sell
British Dictionary definitions for on sale (2 of 3)
/ (seɪl) /
a town in NW England, in Trafford unitary authority, Greater Manchester: a residential suburb of Manchester. Pop: 55 234 (2001)
a city in SE Australia, in SE Victoria: centre of an agricultural region. Pop: 12 854 (2001)
British Dictionary definitions for on sale (3 of 3)
/ (French sale) /
a port in NW Morocco, on the Atlantic adjoining Rabat. Pop: 880 000 (2003)
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Idioms and Phrases with on sale (1 of 2)
At a reduced price, as in These rugs have been on sale for a month. The use of sale for disposing of goods at lowered prices dates from about 1860.
Idioms and Phrases with on sale (2 of 2)
see close the sale; on sale; white sale.
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