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sold

 (sōld)
v.
Past tense and past participle of sell.

sold

(səʊld)
vb
the past tense and past participle of sell
adj
sold on slang uncritically attached to or enthusiastic about

sell

(sɛl)

v. sold, sell•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to transfer (goods or property) or render (services) in exchange for money.
2. to deal in; keep or offer for sale: to sell insurance.
3. to make a sale or offer for sale to.
4. to persuade or induce to buy.
5. to promote or effect the sale of: Packaging sells many products.
6. to achieve sales of: The record sold a million copies.
7. to cause to be accepted, esp. generally or widely: to sell an idea to the public.
8. to cause or persuade to accept, approve of, or see the value of: to sell the voters on a candidate; to sell oneself at a job interview.
9. to surrender or deliver improperly or dishonorably in return for profit or advantage: to sell one's soul for power; to sell votes.
10. to betray.
11. to force or exact a price for: They sold their lives dearly.
12. to cheat or hoax.
v.i.
13. to make a sale of something; transfer goods or property in exchange for money.
14. to offer something for sale.
15. to be offered for sale at the price indicated (fol. by at or for).
16. to engage or be employed in selling something.
17. to promote sales.
18. to be in demand by buyers: On a rainy day, umbrellas really sell.
19. to win acceptance, approval, or adoption: an idea that will sell.
20. sell off, to rid oneself of by selling, esp. at reduced prices: to sell off last year's designs.
21. sell out,
a. to dispose of entirely by selling.
b. to betray (an associate, principles, a cause, etc.).
c. to betray one's principles.
n.
22. an act or method of selling.
23. Informal. a cheat; hoax.
[before 900; Middle English (v.), Old English sellan orig., to give, hence, give up (someone) to an enemy, betray, exchange for money, c. Old Frisian sella, Old Saxon sellian, Old High German sellen, Old Norse selja to hand over, deliver, Gothic saljan to sacrifice]
sell′a•ble, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sold - disposed of to a purchaser; "this merchandise is sold"
unsold - not disposed of by purchase; "the house has been on the market almost a year and is still unsold"
Translations
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sell

(sel) past tense, past participle sold (sould) verb
1. to give something in exchange for money. He sold her a car; I've got some books to sell.
2. to have for sale. The farmer sells milk and eggs.
3. to be sold. His book sold well.
4. to cause to be sold. Packaging sells a product.
ˌsell-out noun
1. an event, especially a concert, for which all the tickets are sold. His concert was a sell-out.
2. a betrayal. The gang realized it was a sell-out and tried to escape.
be sold on
to be enthusiastic about. I'm sold on the idea of a holiday in Canada.
be sold out
1. to be no longer available. The second-hand records are all sold out; The concert is sold out.
2. to have no more available to be bought. We are sold out of children's socks.
sell down the river
to betray. The gang was sold down the river by one of its associates.
sell off
to sell quickly and cheaply. They're selling off their old stock.
sell out
1. (sometimes with of) to sell all of something. We sold out our entire stock.
2. to be all sold. The second-hand records sold out within minutes of the sale starting.
sell up
to sell a house, business etc. He has sold up his share of the business.
References in classic literature ?
I earned it, and I don't think you'll blame me, for I only sold what was my own.
Jesse's mind was fixed upon the things read in newspapers and magazines, on fortunes to be made almost without effort by shrewd men who bought and sold.
Yes'm,' said Otto; `and he's sold 'em his oxen and his two bony old horses for the price of good workteams.
She had known personally but one Mexican, who made and sold excellent tamales, and whom she would have trusted implicitly, so softspoken was he.
Mine is of little moment; it is already sold to my king, and is a prize to be seized by any enemy who may possess the power.
I sold my farm on the Yadkin, and what goods we could not carry with us; and on the twenty-fifth day of September, 1773, bade a farewel to our friends, and proceeded on our journey to Kentucke, in company with five families more, and forty men that joined us in Powel's Valley, which is one hundred and fifty miles from the now settled parts of Kentucke.
It was alleged by some that he had sold out to his brother; it was believed by others that he had simply gone to Sacramento to borrow money on his share, in order to continue the improvements on his own responsibility.
Is it my crime if you have sold your daughter for the mere hope of getting a sheet of yellow parchment into your clutch?
Have I then sold myself," thought the minister, "to the fiend whom, if men say true, this yellow-starched and velveted old hag has chosen for her prince and master?
But be easy, be easy, this here harpooneer I have been tellin' you of has just arrived from the south seas, where he bought up a lot of 'balmed New Zealand heads (great curios, you know), and he's sold all on 'em but one, and that one he's trying to sell to-night, cause to-morrow's Sunday, and it would not do to be sellin' human heads about the streets when folks is goin' to churches.
In a word, the whale was seized and sold, and his Grace the Duke of Wellington received the money.
It seems that horses have no relations; at least they never know each other after they are sold.