- noun the act of selling, the act of giving an item or doing a service in exchange for money
- noun an occasion when things are sold at cheaper prices
- noun an act of giving an item or doing a service in exchange for money, or for the promise that money will be paid
- noun an act of selling goods at specially low prices
- noun the act of selling or transferring an item or a property from one owner to another in exchange for a consideration, usually in the form of money
- noun a period during which goods are sold at specially low prices
Origin & History of “sale”
Sale was borrowed from Old Norse sala. this came from the same prehistoric Germanic base, *sal-, that produced English sell. The word’s specific application to the ‘selling of goods at lower-than-normal prices’ did not emerge until the 1860s.