Definition of sel
1. sell [ v ] exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
Examples: "He sold his house in January" "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"
(The Providence Journal...)
The statutes , similar in both the Bay_State and Rhode_Island and dating_back in some instances to colonial times , severely limit the types of merchandise that may be sold on the Sabbath .
(The Philadelphia Inquirer,...)
The second agreement permits the authority to sell a 520 - acre tract west of Stage 1 Residential to Philadelphia Builders Eastwick_Corp. , a firm composed of 10 Philadelphia area builders , which is interested in developing part of the project .
(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
Typical touch : She sold a $ 10000 morning light mink to Sportsman_Freddie_Wacker for his frau , Jana_Mason , also an ex-singer .
(Chicago Daily Tribune,...)
He asserted that the Krogers were the bankers for Moscow , Lonsdale the Red paymaster , and the two civil_servants the recipients for selling their country 's secrets .
`` When they became members of the city police narcotics unit '' , Sokol said , `` they were told they would have to get to know certain areas of Chicago in_which narcotics were sold and they would have to get to know people in the narcotics racket .Synonyms sell Related Terms buy exchange dispose foist_off move syndicate deaccession scalp realize bootleg retail auction remainder clear trust sacrifice dump undersell resell wholesale sell_short prostitute negociate sell_off commerce selling seller give
2. sell [ v ] be sold at a certain price or in a certain way
Examples: : "These books sell like hot cakes"
(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
Telefunken has accorded him beautiful sound , and this bargain-priced disc ( it sells for $ 2.98 ) is worthy of consideration .
(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
Publishers want books that will sell , recording_studios want discs that will not seem strange to ears used_to hillbilly and jazz music , grade and high_schools want quaint , but moral , material .Synonyms sell Related Terms be trade retail deal selling
3. sell [ v ] do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
Examples: "She deals in gold" "The brothers sell shoes"
(The Dallas Morning News,...)
The company sells a complete line of gin machinery all_over the cotton-growing world .
The firm began operations back in 1925 and sells equipment in the central cotton belt , including the Mississippi_Delta .Synonyms sell deal trade Related Terms transact peddle market pyramid deal push black_marketeer commerce distribute trade deal deal trader trading seller dealer transaction principal
4. sell [ v ] persuade somebody to accept something
Examples: "The French try to sell us their image as great lovers"
([Anonymous,] "The Attack on Employee Services"...)
It 's usually not too hard to sell workers on this as it gives them longer holiday periods .
(Sports Age, 24:9...)
It would be a mistake to sell those thousands of beginning campers on the idea they 're buying the comforts of home .
(Booton Herndon, "From Custer to Korea, The 7th Cavalry"...)
So Mel_Chandler set_out to sell him on the spirit of Garryowen , just as he himself had been sold a short time before .
So Mel_Chandler set_out to sell him on the spirit of Garryowen , just as he himself had been sold a short time before .Synonyms sell Related Terms persuade
5. sell [ v ] give up for a price or reward
Examples: : "She sold her principles for a successful career"
(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)
And knowing its humble place in the scale of things , why did he , at this time_of_life , seem almost ready to sell his soul for plumpness ?Synonyms sell Related Terms surrender betray
6. sell [ v ] deliver to an enemy by treachery
Examples: "Judas sold Jesus" "The spy betrayed his country"
7. sell [ v ] be approved of or gain acceptance
Examples: "The new idea sold well in certain circles"
8. Sell [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 3567Synonyms Sell
9. sell [ v ] be responsible for the sale of
Examples: "All her publicity sold the products"
10. sell [ n ] the activity of persuading someone to buy
Examples: "it was a hard sell"
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