1. [ noun ] (business) the general activity of selling

"they tried to boost sales" "laws limit the sale of handguns"

Related terms: selling sell auction
2. [ noun ] (business) a particular instance of selling

"he has just made his first sale" "they had to complete the sale before the banks closed"

Related terms: selling divestiture
3. [ noun ] (business) the state of being purchasable; offered or exhibited for selling

"vitamin C is on sale at most pharmacies" "the new line of cars will soon be on sale"

Related terms: state merchantability
4. [ noun ] (business) an occasion (usually brief) for buying at specially reduced prices
Synonyms: sales_event cut-rate_sale

"they held a sale to reduce their inventory" "I got some great bargains at their annual sale"

Related terms: occasion clearance_sale fire_sale rummage_sale white_sale garage_sale boot_sale fire_sale going-out-of-business_sale realisation selloff closeout bazaar
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 7304
6. [ noun ] (business) an agreement (or contract) in which property is transferred from the seller (vendor) to the buyer (vendee) for a fixed price in money (paid or agreed to be paid by the buyer)
Synonyms: sales_agreement

"the salesman faxed the sales agreement to his home office"

Related terms: agreement sheriff's_sale conditional_sale
Similar spelling:   Saleh