[ ree-seyl, ree-seyl ]


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


  1. used; secondhand:

    a rack of resale clothing.


/ riːˈseɪl; ˈriːˌseɪl /


  1. the selling again of something purchased

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Derived Forms

  • reˈsalable, adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of resale1

First recorded in 1615–25; re- + sale

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Example Sentences

Instead of constantly buying new, many Gen Z consumers will rotate their wardrobes over time, often by leveraging resale apps.

I read recently that a third of resale transactions are trading above asking price.

From Time

The idea has caught on to such a degree that some well-established companies, including Levi Strauss, are jumping in with their own resale programs.

From Fortune

Thanks to growing consumer demand and new digital platforms like Tradesy and Poshmark that facilitate peer-to-peer exchange of everyday clothing, the digital resale market is quickly becoming the next big thing in the fashion industry.

The company is designed to manage furniture returns and resale for online merchants.

Senators of both parties are working together on tough new laws to prevent anyone from buying guns for resale to criminals.

“Rather than looking at the resale market, lets look at the pre-sale market,” Potter said.

A resale bonanza began—essentially, computers trading with computers.

Last week, Shacknai sold the historic mansion to real estate investors who plan to refurbish the 27-room mansion for resale.

Over at the Armory Show-Modern, resale works outnumber primary pieces.

Captain Bullock had indeed made such a contract of sale to French merchants but with the proviso of resale to him, after delivery.

But occasionally the regular investor finds the matter of resale neither as simple nor as rapid as he had expected.

They won't want the stuff for resale, and they may pay something resembling a decent price.

Moreover, the bank does not keep the difference between the price of purchase and final resale.

“Obviously, pheasants have been shipped out for resale,” the sportsman said.





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