American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The exchange of goods or services for an amount of money or its equivalent; the act of selling.
- n. An instance of selling.
- n. An opportunity for selling or being sold; demand.
- n. Availability for purchase: a store where pets are for sale.
- n. A selling of property to the highest bidder; an auction.
- n. A special disposal of goods at lowered prices: coats on sale this week.
- n. Activities involved in selling goods or services.
- n. Gross receipts.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of selling; also, a specific act or a continuous process of selling; the exchange or disposal of a commodity, right, property, or whatever may be the subject of bargain, for a price agreed on and generally payable in money, as distinguished from barter; the transfer of all right and property in a thing for a price to be paid in money.
- n. In law, a contract for the transfer of property from one person to another, for a valuable consideration. Three things are requisite to its validity, namely the thing sold, which is the object of the contract, the price, and the consent of the contracting parties. (Kent.) The word sale is often used more specifically as indicating the consideration to be pecuniary, as distinguished from
barteror exchange. It is also often used as indicating a present transfer, as distinguished from a contract to transfer at a future time, which is sometimes termed an executory sale. In respect to real property, sale usually means the executory contract or bargain, as distinguished from the deed of conveyance in fulfilment of the bargain.
- n. Opportunity to sell; demand; market.
- n. Disposal by auction or public outcry.
- n. The price.
- n. A hall.
- n. Willow; osier; also, a basket-like net.
- n. An exchange of goods or services for currency or credit.
- n. this sense?) A particular opportunity for a sale.
- n. The sale of goods at reduced prices.
- n. The act of putting up for auction to the highest bidder.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete See 1st sallow.
- n. The act of selling; the transfer of property, or a contract to transfer the ownership of property, from one person to another for a valuable consideration, or for a price in money.
- n. Opportunity of selling; demand; market.
- n. Public disposal to the highest bidder, or exposure of goods in market; auction.
- n. a particular instance of selling
- n. the general activity of selling
- n. 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)
- n. an occasion (usually brief) for buying at specially reduced prices
- n. the state of being purchasable; offered or exhibited for selling
- From Middle English sale, from Old English sala ("act of selling, sale"), from Old Norse sala ("sale"), from Proto-Germanic *salō (“delivery”), from Proto-Indo-European *sel- (“to grab”). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English sala, from Old Norse. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“C] If it has power to prohibit the sale _without_ the soil, it can prohibit the sale _with_ it; and if it can prohibit the _sale_ as property, it can prohibit the _holding_ as property.”
“A] If it has power to prohibit the sale _without_ the soil, it can prohibit the sale _with_ it; and if it can prohibit the _sale_ as property, it can prohibit the _holding_ as property.”
“To Cliff Notes it, Fitzpatrick's ex-girlfriend told him a neighbor was having a tag sale that included a rather large organ a few years ago.”
“Q: Whenever I bring something home from a tag sale my husband starts in with “Where'd you get that goo-gaw?””
“Walter serendipitously stumbled into the trove of Josiah Freeman's glass plate studio photographs at a tag sale on Nantucket.”
“Her mother had found the Boston rocker at a tag sale and had it refinished for the pair after Helen dared say her news out loud.”
“I focus on my desk chair—an old spindly thing I found at a tag sale and re-covered with fish-pattern fabric.”
“We were wearing these lumberjack-looking beaver-skin hats, the sort you could buy at a tag sale for nothing.”
“I had thought the book would be passed between friends or sisters or mothers and daughters; that my sisters, the unlucky-in-love, unhappy-in-their-own-skin big girls, would find it in the library or on the shelf at a rented summer house, or at a tag sale or a flea market; that they would read it and be comforted.”
“Be-ism arrived on the scene in 2005, when Jane Myer, a bank teller from South Africa—divorced, down on her luck, fifty pounds overweight, and unfortunately permed—came across an antique self-help pamphlet at whatever they call a tag sale in Afrikaans.”
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