Definition for sales (2 of 2)
Origin of sale
Examples from the Web for sales
Like any good marketer, Silverman says he has sales figures proving his approach is working.
Sales are best in Asia, London, the Middle East, and Russia.Handbags: The More You Pay, The Smaller They Shrink|Elizabeth Landers|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The outcome of the rum feud is critical for both Bacardi and Pernod Ricard, because the winner could net billions in future sales.
In exchange for the increase in sales, the dispensaries pay the service, not the consumer.Days Are Numbered for Nestdrop, LA’s ‘Uber for Weed’|Justin Hampton|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sales keep rising though a recent collaboration with Dallas designer Stanley Korshak ended in tears.The Hot Designer Who Hates Fashion: VK Nagrani Triumphs His Own Way|Tom Teodorczuk|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Price $115, if I remember rightly,—and no commission on sales,—but the work suffers in consequence of the haste.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 2|Elizabeth Bisland
It is equally notorious that the sales of "Tono-Bungay" are, and continue to be, extremely satisfactory.Books and Persons|Arnold Bennett
That a responsible Agent should be appointed to conduct the sales at each of these Ports.A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis|Patrick Colquhoun
Between six and seven hundred thousand acres of land are actually surveyed into townships, and the sales are to begin immediately.The Writings of Thomas Jefferson|Thomas Jefferson
By looking in our microfilm records of sales of merchandise for that particular gun.Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for sales (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 sales (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for sales (3 of 3)
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.