- for sale, offered to be sold; made available to purchasers.
- on sale, able to be bought at reduced prices.
Origin of sale
Related Words for on salelow-cost, reasonable, low-priced, competitive, economical, inexpensive, cheap, reasonably, poorly, available, obtainable, acquirable, gettable, purchasable, securable, bargain, budget, buy, irregular, moderate
- 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
- an auction
Word Origin for sale
- 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)
- a port in NW Morocco, on the Atlantic adjoining Rabat. Pop: 880 000 (2003)
late Old English sala "a sale, act of selling," from a Scandinavian source such as Old Norse sala "sale," from Proto-Germanic *salo (cf. Old High German sala, Swedish salu, Danish salg), from PIE root *sal- (3) "to grasp, take." Sense of "a selling of shop goods at lower prices than usual" first appeared 1866. Sales tax attested by 1886. Sales associate by 1946. Sales representative is from 1910.
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.
see close the sale; on sale; white sale.