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[n] a particular instance of selling; "he has just made his first sale"; "they had to complete the sale before the banks closed"
[n] the general activity of selling; "they tried to boost sales"; "laws limit the sale of handguns"
[n] an occasion (usually brief) for buying at specially reduced prices; "they held a sale to reduce their inventory"; "I got some great bargains at their annual sale"
[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); "the salesman faxed the sales agreement to his home office"
[n] the state of being purchasable; offered or exhibited for selling; "you'll find vitamin C for sale at most pharmacies"; "the new line of cars will soon be on sale"


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Misc. Definitions

\Sale\, n. See 1st {Sallow}. [Obs.] --Spenser.
\Sale\, n. [Icel. sala, sal, akin to E. sell. See {Sell}, v. t.]
1. 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.
2. Opportunity of selling; demand; market. They shall have ready sale for them. --Spenser.
3. Public disposal to the highest bidder, or exposure of goods in market; auction. --Sir W. Temple. {Bill of sale}. See under {Bill}. {Of sale}, {On sale}, {For sale}, to be bought or sold; offered to purchasers; in the market. {To set to sale}, to offer for sale; to put up for purchase; to make merchandise of. [Obs.] --Milton.

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