- for sale, offered to be sold; made available to purchasers.
- on sale, able to be bought at reduced prices.
Origin of sale
Examples from the Web for sale
Tickets go on sale to the public January 15; check back then for a link and an early peek at the inspiring lineup of speakers.Save the Date: Women in the World 2015
December 23, 2014
Dee Dee candles, rosaries, shirts and prints are offered for sale near the gallery's door as a kind of consolation.‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings
December 15, 2014
Its first sale was a Dan Colen work, which sold for “something like $120,000 or $150,000.”William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty
December 10, 2014
But perhaps the most spectacular lot in the sale is a silver jug, a birthday present to Churchill from his War Cabinet in 1942.Churchill’s Secret Treasures for Sale: A British PM’s Life on the Auction Block
December 8, 2014
Last year, her group successfully helped push through a measure that made the sale of cat fur illegal in the country.Will the Swiss Quit Cooking their Kittens and Puppies?
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 30, 2014
He caught but two fish, and they were so small that he decided not to offer them for sale.Brave and Bold
We will not use our friendship to impose on their sovereignty, for our own sovereignty is not for sale.
I said he wasn't for sale, but he wouldn't take anything else.Way of the Lawless
Some had goods or possessions, of which they wished to negotiate the sale.The Intelligence Office (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
Thackeray thought that it had "absolutely stopped" the sale.De Libris: Prose and Verse
- 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
- 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)
Word Origin and History for sale
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.