[ree-seyl, ree-seyl]


the act of selling a second time.
the act of selling something secondhand.


used; secondhand: a rack of resale clothing.

Origin of resale

First recorded in 1615–25; re- + sale Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for resale



the selling again of something purchased
Derived Formsresalable or resaleable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for resale

1620s, from re- "back, again" + sale (n.).

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