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The sale of something is the act of selling it, or the occasion on which it is sold.
A sale is an event in which a shop sells things at a reduced price.
If something is for sale or up for sale, its owner is trying to sell it.
A product that is on sale is available for people to buy.
In American English, if something is on sale, it is available at a reduced price.
|Noun||1.||sale - a particular instance of selling; "he has just made his first sale"; "they had to complete the sale before the banks closed"|
divestiture - the sale by a company of a product line or a subsidiary or a division
|2.||sale - the general activity of selling; "they tried to boost sales"; "laws limit the sale of handguns"|
sell - the activity of persuading someone to buy; "it was a hard sell"
|3.||sale - 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"|
closeout - a sale intended to dispose of all remaining stock
fire sale - a sale of merchandise supposedly damaged by fire
fire sale - a sale of assets at very low prices typically when the seller faces bankruptcy
garage sale, yard sale - an outdoor sale of used personal or household items held on the seller's premises
going-out-of-business sale - a sale of all the tangible assets of a business that is about to close; "during the Great Depression going-out-of-business sales were very common"
realisation, realization - a sale in order to obtain money (as a sale of stock or a sale of the estate of a bankrupt person) or the money so obtained
selloff - a sale of a relatively large number of assets (stocks or bonds or commodities) at a low price typically done to dispose of them rather than as normal trade
white sale - a sale of household linens
occasion - an opportunity to do something; "there was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill"
|4.||sale - 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"|
merchantability - the state of being fit for market; ready to be bought or sold
|5.||sale - 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"|
conditional sale - a sale in which the buyer receives title to the property only upon the performance of some condition (usually the full payment of the purchase price)
execution sale, forced sale, judicial sale, sheriff's sale - a sale of property by the sheriff under authority of a court's writ of execution in order satisfy an unpaid obligation
newspaper sales have fallen → ha descendido la venta de periódicos
sale and lease back → venta y arrendamiento al vendedor
is it for sale? → ¿está en venta?
the house is for sale → la casa está en venta, esta casa se vende
it's not for sale → no está en venta
to put a house up for sale → poner una casa en venta
"for sale" → se vende
to be on sale (Brit) → estar a la venta (US) → estar rebajado
on sale at all fishmongers → de venta en todas las pescaderías
it's going cheap for a quick sale → se ofrece a bajo precio porque se tiene prisa en venderlo
it found a ready sale → se vendió pronto
on a sale or return basis → en depósito
there's a sale on at Harrods → en Harrods están de rebajas
"sale" (in shop window) → rebajas
clearance sale → liquidación f (total)
he bought a leather jacket in a sale → compró una chaqueta de cuero en unas rebajas
the January sales → las rebajas de enero
the sales are on → hay rebajas
sale item N → artículo m rebajado
sale price N (= cost) → precio m de venta; (= reduced cost) → precio m rebajado, precio m de rebaja
sales agent N → agente mf de ventas
sales assistant N (Brit) → dependiente/a m/f
sales brochure N → folleto m publicitario
sales budget N → presupuesto m de ventas
sales campaign N → campaña f de promoción y venta
sales check N (US) → hoja f de venta
sales clerk N (US) → dependiente/a m/f
sales conference N → conferencia f de ventas
sales department N → sección f de ventas
sales drive N → promoción f de ventas
sales executive N → ejecutivo/a m/f de ventas
sales figures NPL → cifras fpl de ventas
sales force N → personal m de ventas
sales forecast N → previsión f de ventas
sales invoice N → factura f de ventas
sales leaflet N → folleto m publicitario
sales ledger N → libro m de ventas
sales literature N → folletos mpl de venta
sales manager N → jefe/a m/f de ventas
sales meeting N → reunión f de ventas
sales office N → oficina f de ventas
sales pitch N → rollo m publicitario
sales promotion N → campaña f de promoción de ventas
sales rep, sales representative N → representante mf, agente mf comercial
sales resistance N → resistencia f a comprar
sales slip N (US) (= receipt) → hoja f de venta
sales talk N → jerga f de vendedor
sales tax N (US) → impuesto m sobre las ventas
sale value N → valor m comercial, valor m en el mercado
new laws to control the sale of guns → de nouvelles lois pour contrôler les ventes d'armes
for sale → à vendre
The factory's for sale → L'usine est en vente.
"for sale" (on sign) → "à vendre"
to put sth up for sale → mettre qch en vente
on sale → en vente
on sale or return → vendu(e) avec faculté de retour
There's a sale on at Harrods → Ce sont les soldes chez Harrods. closing-down sale
"for sale" (one article) → "vendesi" (two or more articles) → "vendonsi"
to put a house up for sale → mettere in vendita una casa
to be on sale → essere in vendita