a person who sells; salesperson or vender.
an article considered with reference to its sales: one of the poorest sellers.

Origin of seller

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200; see origin at sell1, -er1
Related formsre·sell·er, nounsu·per·sell·er, noun



noun, adjective, pronoun Scot. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for seller

Contemporary Examples of seller

Historical Examples of seller

  • The purchase of that which neither belongs to the seller, nor can belong to the buyer.

  • This gave him the appearance, either of an artist of sorts or of a seller of chestnuts!

    A Nest of Spies

    Pierre Souvestre

  • The seller of the arts may be called an art-seller; the seller of virtue, a Sophist.



  • The buyer gains much by being open and above board with the seller.

    Dollars and Sense

    Col. Wm. C. Hunter

  • I thought the seller's conscience a trifle lax when he asked £13, 13s.

British Dictionary definitions for seller



a person who sells
an article to be soldthis item is always a good seller
short for selling race



a Scot word for self
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Word Origin and History for seller

c.1200, agent noun from sell (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper