|1.||[ noun ] (business) the general activity of selling|
"they tried to boost sales" "laws limit the sale of handguns"
|Related terms:||selling sell auction|
|2.||[ noun ] (business) a particular instance of selling|
"he has just made his first sale" "they had to complete the sale before the banks closed"
|Related terms:||selling divestiture|
|3.||[ noun ] (business) the state of being purchasable; offered or exhibited for selling|
"vitamin C is on sale at most pharmacies" "the new line of cars will soon be on sale"
|Related terms:||state merchantability|
|4.||[ noun ] (business) 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"
|Related terms:||occasion clearance_sale fire_sale rummage_sale white_sale garage_sale boot_sale fire_sale going-out-of-business_sale realisation selloff closeout bazaar|
|5.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 7304|
|6.||[ noun ] (business) 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"
|Related terms:||agreement sheriff's_sale conditional_sale|