Adjective "sale" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


The exchange of a commodity for money; the action of selling something.
  1. count noun 'the sale has fallen through'
  2. 'The Gazette helped produce the calendar and all the money from its sale will go directly into the Lydia appeal fund.'
  3. 'When the holding of an auction was approved and the place and time were agreed upon, the notary drew up the conditions of sale.'
  4. 'Privatization without flotation on the stock market means either a management buy-out or sale by tender.'
  5. 'In the case of the Archer family, the farmer needs all the money from the land sale to keep the farm going.'
  6. 'I consider that it is important to achieve a sale quickly, as prices will probably be affected by the glut of sales.'
  7. 'The sale marked the first time a Chinese bank has sold assets that backed loans.'
  8. 'Some money from every sale goes towards the efforts of the Band Aid Trust in Africa.'
  9. 'We also expect sale and leaseback to prove popular as companies seek to realise maximum value from their assets.'
  10. 'Money from the share sale will be used to pay off debt and fund future productions.'
  11. 'But the conditions of sale are quite clear that the tickets cannot be resold.'
  12. 'The fall of the dollar has further weakened the company because the value of its US sales were reduced when converted back to euro.'
  13. 'It seems that this year's photography sales have started pushing prices into areas once traditionally associated with paintings or sculpture.'
  14. 'All divisions reported increased sales and either reduced losses or improved earnings.'
  15. 'However, expectations are extremely high for the year ahead such that three of four repair shops are expecting sales to increase.'
  16. 'While Nan Fung achieved solid sales by cutting prices, market sources said other developers were unlikely to follow suit.'
  17. 'The shop targets to achieve sales worth Rs.23 crores during the current financial year.'
  18. 'Marks and Spencer reported its first increase in quarterly clothing sales for nearly three years with sales in Irish shops still on the rise.'
  19. 'Profits in Spain and Poland were reduced by price cuts, and sales also slipped in Belgium and Ukraine.'
  20. 'Imagined relationships are a part of the TV shopping channel experience that increases sales.'
  21. 'If it is priced wisely, Octavia sales next year should increase even further.'
  22. 'director of sales and marketing'
  23. 'The retail sales report can be compared to the sales activity of a publicly traded company.'
A period during which a shop or dealer sells goods at reduced prices.
  1. 'The average price recorded from the time the sales started in the period under review was $1.89 per kilogramme.'
  2. 'There are long, lingering closing down sales at the two rental shops nearest to my flat, and the local Blockbuster is emptier every time I go there.'
  3. 'The next fundraising event is an indoor sale to be held at Melksham Labour Club on February 22.'
  4. 'Fundraising events included a giant sale at Marshfield, lunches, jumble sales and coffee mornings.'
  5. 'KIND-hearted youngsters are organising a bring and buy sale to raise money.'

More definitions

1. the act of selling.

2. a quantity sold.

3. opportunity to sell; demand: slow sale.

4. a special disposal of goods, as at reduced prices.

5. transfer of property for money or credit.

6. an auction. Idioms

7. for sale, offered to be sold; made available to purchasers.

8. on sale, able to be bought at reduced prices.

More examples(as adjective)

"efforts can be sale."

"managers can be sale."

"promotions can be sale."

"activities can be sale."

"expenses can be sale."

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Late Old English sala, from Old Norse sala, of Germanic origin; related to sell.


(up) for sale
on sale
sale or return