[ sel-er ]
/ ˈsɛl ər /


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

Nearby words

  1. sell-through,
  2. sella,
  3. sella turcica,
  4. sellafield,
  5. sellar,
  6. seller's market,
  7. seller's option,
  8. sellers,
  9. sellers screw thread,
  10. sellers' market

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sellers

British Dictionary definitions for sellers


/ (ˈsɛləz) /


Peter. 1925–80, English radio, stage, and film actor and comedian: noted for his gift of precise vocal mimicry, esp in The Goon Show (with Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe; BBC Radio, 1952–60). His films include I'm All Right, Jack (1959), The Millionairess (1961), The Pink Panther (1963), Dr Strangelove (1964), and Being There (1979)


/ (ˈsɛlə) /


a person who sells
an article to be soldthis item is always a good seller
short for selling race
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Word Origin and History for sellers



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

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