selling

[ sel-ing ]
/ ˈsɛl ɪŋ /

adjective

of or relating to a sale or sales: the selling price of oranges.
engaged in selling: two selling offices in New York.
readily salable; in strong demand (often used in combination): This is our fastest-selling model.

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Origin of selling

First recorded in 1765–75; sell1 + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM selling

non·sell·ing, adjective

Definition for selling (2 of 2)

Origin of sell

1
before 900; Middle English sellen (v.), Old English sellan orig., to give, hence, give up (someone) to an enemy, betray, exchange for money; cognate with Old Norse selja, Low German sellen, Gothic saljan to give up, sell, orig., to cause to take; akin to Greek heleîn to take

synonym study for sell

1. See trade.

OTHER WORDS FROM sell

sell·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for selling

sell
/ (sɛl) /

verb sells, selling or sold

noun

the act or an instance of sellingCompare hard sell, soft sell
informal
  1. a trick, hoax, or deception
  2. Irish a great disappointmentthe service in the hotel was a sell

Derived forms of sell

sellable, adjective

Word Origin for sell

Old English sellan to lend, deliver; related to Old Norse selja to sell, Gothic saljan to offer sacrifice, Old High German sellen to sell, Latin cōnsilium advice
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Idioms and Phrases with selling

sell

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