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sell

 (sĕl)
v. sold (sōld), sell·ing, sells
v.tr.
1. To exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent: We sold our old car for a modest sum.
2. To offer or have available for sale: The store sells health foods.
3. To give up or surrender in exchange for a price or reward: sell one's soul to the devil.
4. To be purchased in (a certain quantity); achieve sales of: a book that sold a million copies.
5.
a. To bring about or encourage sales of; promote: Good publicity sold the product.
b. To cause to be accepted; advocate successfully: We sold the proposal to the school committee.
6. To persuade (another) to recognize the worth or desirability of something: They sold me on the idea.
v.intr.
1. To exchange ownership for money or its equivalent; engage in selling: Are any of the fruit vendors still selling?
2. To be sold or be on sale: Grapes are selling high this season.
3. To attract prospective buyers; be popular on the market: an item that doesn't sell.
4. To be approved of; gain acceptance: an idea that just wouldn't sell.
n.
1. An act or instance of selling: ordered a sell of his shares in the company.
2. Something that sells or gains acceptance in a particular way: Their program to raise taxes will be a difficult sell.
3. Slang A deception; a hoax.
Phrasal Verbs:
sell off
To get rid of by selling, often at reduced prices.
sell out
1. To sell all of a supply of something: We have sold out of that model.
2. To cause (someone) to have sold an entire supply of something: The bakery is sold out of those pastries.
3. To be entirely sold: Her new novel has sold out.
4. Slang To betray one's principles or colleagues: He sold out to the other side.
sell through
To be purchased as a retail item by a customer: The clothes are in the store, but they aren't selling through.
Idioms:
sell a bill of goods Informal
To take unfair advantage of.
sell down the river Informal
To betray the trust or faith of.
sell short
1. To contract for the sale of securities or commodities one expects to own at a later date and at more advantageous terms.
2. To underestimate the true value or worth of: Don't sell your colleague short; she's a smart lawyer.

[Middle English sellen, from Old English sellan, to give, sell.]

sell′a·ble adj.

selling

(ˈsɛlɪŋ)
n
1.
a. the act of offering something for sale
b. (as modifier): a selling price.
2. (as modifier): a selling price.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.selling - the exchange of goods for an agreed sum of moneyselling - the exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money
bait and switch - a deceptive way of selling that involves advertising a product at a very low price in order to attract customers who are then persuaded to switch to a more expensive product
private treaty - a sale of property at a price agreed on by the seller and buyer without an intervening agency
bootlegging - the act of making or transporting alcoholic liquor for sale illegally; "the Prohibition amendment made bootlegging profitable"
bootlegging - the act of selling illegally or without permission; "the bootlegging of videotapes is common in Asia"
capitalisation, capitalization - the sale of capital stock
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
marketing - the commercial processes involved in promoting and selling and distributing a product or service; "most companies have a manager in charge of marketing"
retail - the selling of goods to consumers; usually in small quantities and not for resale
wholesale - the selling of goods to merchants; usually in large quantities for resale to consumers
sale - a particular instance of selling; "he has just made his first sale"; "they had to complete the sale before the banks closed"
syndication - selling (an article or cartoon) for publication in many magazines or newspapers at the same time; "he received a comfortable income from the syndication of his work"
dumping - selling goods abroad at a price below that charged in the domestic market
dutch auction - a method of selling in which the price is reduced until a buyer is found
retailing - the activities involved in selling commodities directly to consumers
telecommerce, telemarketing, teleselling - the use of the telephone as an interactive medium for promotion and sales
peddling, vending, vendition, hawking - the act of selling goods for a living
resale - the selling of something purchased
sale - the general activity of selling; "they tried to boost sales"; "laws limit the sale of handguns"
Translations

selling

[ˈselɪŋ]
A. Nventa f, el vender
a career in sellinguna carrera en ventas
B. CPD selling point Npunto m fuerte
selling price Nprecio m de venta or (LAm) de menudeo
selling rate N (Fin) → precio m de venta medio

selling

nVerkauf m, → Verkaufen nt; they get a special training in sellingsie werden besonders im Verkaufen ausgebildet

selling

:
selling point
nVerkaufsanreiz m
selling price

selling

[ˈsɛlɪŋ] n (act, business) → vendita
References in classic literature ?
I hadn't the least idea of selling my hair at first, but as I went along I kept thinking what I could do, and feeling as if I'd like to dive into some of the rich stores and help myself.
She told me that in her village at home there was an old beggar woman who went about selling herbs and roots she had dug up in the forest.
Sommers was one who knew the value of bargains; who could stand for hours making her way inch by inch toward the desired object that was selling below cost.
Hepzibah blundered to and fro about her small place of business, committing the most unheard-of errors: now stringing up twelve, and now seven, tallow-candles, instead of ten to the pound; selling ginger for Scotch snuff, pins for needles, and needles for pins; misreckoning her change, sometimes to the public detriment, and much oftener to her own; and thus she went on, doing her utmost to bring chaos back again, until, at the close of the day's labor, to her inexplicable astonishment, she found the money-drawer almost destitute of coin.
And in the first place, you will be so good as to unsay that story about selling his head, which if true I take to be good evidence that this harpooneer is stark mad, and I've no idea of sleeping with a madman; and you, sir, you I mean, landlord, you, sir, by trying to induce me to do so knowingly, would thereby render yourself liable to a criminal prosecution.
You see, when I any ways can, I takes a leetle care about the onpleasant parts, like selling young uns and that,--get the gals out of the way--out of sight, out of mind, you know,--and when it's clean done, and can't be helped, they naturally gets used to it.
They were laughing in their sleeves over their smartness in selling stock to him at
Well, I'd been selling an article to take the tartar off the teeth -- and it does take it off, too, and generly the enamel along with it -- but I stayed about one night longer than I ought to, and was just in the act of sliding out when I ran across you on the trail this side of town, and you told me they were coming, and begged me to help you to get off.
The boys were all eaten up with envy -- but those that suffered the bitterest pangs were those who perceived too late that they themselves had contributed to this hated splendor by trading tickets to Tom for the wealth he had amassed in selling whitewashing privileges.
Life was rather dull and dreary, however, and in the chill and gloom of November weather, with the vision of other people's turkeys bursting with fat, and other people's golden pumpkins and squashes and corn being garnered into barns, the young Simpsons groped about for some inexpensive form of excitement, and settled upon the selling of soap for a premium.
It was the fifteenth of January, about nine o'clock in the morning: Bessie was gone down to breakfast; my cousins had not yet been summoned to their mama; Eliza was putting on her bonnet and warm garden-coat to go and feed her poultry, an occupation of which she was fond: and not less so of selling the eggs to the housekeeper and hoarding up the money she thus obtained.
She went to the wardrobe and took down from the pegs two bright, delicate muslin dresses, which had been made for summer wear at Combe-Raven a year since, and which had been of too little value to be worth selling when she parted with her other possessions.