Origin of sale
Examples from the Web for sale
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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|Melissa Leon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Tim Teeman|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Tom Teodorczuk|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
When the first sale is made, the name and address are entered on one of these cards, and the date indicated in the proper column.
During our first ten miles' ride I was racking my brain for something to say when I should jump up to make my first sale.Twenty Years of Hus'ling|J. P. Johnston
He had not as yet been made blessed with a single ten-pound note in his hand, as the result of the sale.The Way We Live Now|Anthony Trollope
At James Wests sale the price had considerably advanced, and thirty-four Caxtons realised 361, 4s.Prices of Books|Henry B. Wheatley
Some thousands of dollars less to the public revenue—some hundreds of thousands less in the sale of public lands!
British Dictionary definitions for sale (1 of 3)
- an event at which goods are sold at reduced prices, usually to clear old stocks
- (as modifier)sale bargains
Word Origin for sale
British Dictionary definitions for sale (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for sale (3 of 3)
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.
Idioms and Phrases with sale
see close the sale; on sale; white sale.