1. a particular instance of selling

- he has just made his first sale

- they had to complete the sale before the banks closed

Definition categories: act, marketing, merchandising, selling

2. the general activity of selling

- they tried to boost sales

- laws limit the sale of handguns

Definition categories: act, marketing, merchandising, selling

3. 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

Definition categories: act, occasion

4. 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

Definition categories: state, merchantability

5. 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

Definition categories: communication, agreement, understanding

Sentences with sale as a noun:

- He celebrated after the sale of company.

- They are having a clearance sale: 50% off.