Pronunciation: sĕl
1.A sill.
1.A cell; a house.
1.A saddle for a horse.
2.A throne or lofty seat.
v. t.1.To transfer to another for an equivalent; to give up for a valuable consideration; to dispose of in return for something, especially for money. It is the correlative of buy.
[imp. & p. p. Sold (sōld); p. pr. & vb. n. Selling.]
If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor.
- Matt. xix. 21.
I am changed; I'll go sell all my land.
- Shak.
2.To make a matter of bargain and sale of; to accept a price or reward for, as for a breach of duty, trust, or the like; to betray.
3.To impose upon; to trick; to deceive; to make a fool of; to cheat.
To sell one's life dearly
to cause much loss to those who take one's life, as by killing a number of one's assailants.
To sell
to dispose of it wholly or entirely; as, he had sold out his corn, or his interest in a business.
v. i.1.To practice selling commodities.
I will buy with you, sell with you; . . . but I will not eat with you.
- Shak.
2.To be sold; as, corn sells at a good price.
To sell out
to sell one's whole stock in trade or one's entire interest in a property or a business.
n.1.An imposition; a cheat; a hoax.
Noun1.sell - the activity of persuading someone to buy; "it was a hard sell"
Verb1.sell - exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"
buy, purchase - obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; "The family purchased a new car"; "The conglomerate acquired a new company"; "She buys for the big department store"
2.sell - be sold at a certain price or in a certain way; "These books sell like hot cakes"
3.sell - do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood; "She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes"
Synonyms: trade, deal
4.sell - persuade somebody to accept something; "The French try to sell us their image as great lovers"
5.sell - give up for a price or reward; "She sold her principles for a successful career"
6.sell - deliver to an enemy by treachery; "Judas sold Jesus"; "The spy betrayed his country"
Synonyms: betray
7.sell - be approved of or gain acceptance; "The new idea sold well in certain circles"
8.sell - be responsible for the sale of; "All her publicity sold the products"
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sell off
sell out
sell short
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sell-by date
seller's market
Seller's option
sellers' market
selling agent
selling point
selling price
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