- sale [ seıl ] noun ***1. ) count or uncount the process of selling goods or services for money:sale of: a prohibition on the sale of armsa ) count a single instance of selling goods or services:make/lose a sale: I'm willing to lower the price in order to make a sale.b ) only before noun relating to the process of selling goods or services:The painting sold for more than double its estimated sale price.2. ) count an event or period of time during which a store reduces the prices of some of its goods:the after-Christmas salessale on: The store is having a sale on appliances next week.a ) an event at which people meet to buy and sell things, normally at a place that is not regularly used for this purpose:The public library is organizing a second-hand book sale.b ) an event at which things are sold to the person who offers to pay the highest price: AUCTION3. ) sales plural the total number of things that a company sells within a particular period of time, or the money it earns by selling things:We hope to increase sales this year to $50 million.Do you have the sales figures yet?Sales are up for the month of May.a ) the activity of trying to sell products or services:I've been in car sales for five years now.b ) the department of a company that sells its products or services:You'll have to check availability with sales.for saleavailable for people to buy:That particular item is not for sale.on sale1. ) available for people to buy:Tickets for the performance are on sale at the box office.2. ) AMERICAN available for people to buy at a price that is less than the usual price. British on offer:Bedding usually goes on sale in January.up for saleavailable for people to buy:I have my car up for sale to help pay my education costs.put something up for sale: We're putting the factory up for sale.=> BILL OF SALE, POINT OF SALE
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.