- plural of sale.
- of, relating to, or engaged in sales: sales records for the month of January; a sales department.
- 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 sales
Like any good marketer, Silverman says he has sales figures proving his approach is working.The Case Against In-Your-Face Atheism
January 4, 2015
Sales are best in Asia, London, the Middle East, and Russia.Handbags: The More You Pay, The Smaller They Shrink
December 29, 2014
The outcome of the rum feud is critical for both Bacardi and Pernod Ricard, because the winner could net billions in future sales.Why Congress Hates Your Cuban Rum
December 19, 2014
Sales for hair relaxers among the black community have dropped by 26 percent in the past five years.Goodbye To A Natural Hair Guru: Miss Jessie's Cofounder Titi Branch Dead At 45
December 16, 2014
Yet, this year, even with God and Country counting on us, Black Friday sales were reportedly sluggish.Christmas Is the New Subprime
December 9, 2014
The account of sales is in the hand writing of Capt. Thomas Potts.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
All the sales of sheep and lambs are by the "clad score" which contains twenty-one.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
You're here to keep up our sales and increase them if you can.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
The sales of the article were made by the captain, up at the factory.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
The mere mention of him suffices to send up a paper's sales!The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
- 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 sales
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 sales
see close the sale; on sale; white sale.