verb (used with object), pre·sold, pre·sell·ing.

to sell in advance, as before manufacture or construction: to presell a planned house.

Nearby words

  1. prescutum,
  2. preseason,
  3. preselect,
  4. preselection,
  5. preselector,
  6. presence,
  7. presence chamber,
  8. presence of mind,
  9. presenile,
  10. presenile dementia

Origin of presell

First recorded in 1945–50; pre- + sell1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for presold


verb -sells, -selling or -sold (tr)

to promote (a product, entertainment, etc) with publicity in advance of its appearance
to prepare (the public) for a product, entertainment, etc, with advance publicity
to agree a sale of (a product) before it is available
to sell (a book) before its publication date
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