for sale

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a. The exchange of goods or services for an amount of money or its equivalent; the act of selling: The sale of such a nice house should be easy.
b. A selling of property to the highest bidder; an auction.
2. An offer or arrangement in which goods are sold at a discount: The store has a sale on winter coats.
3. sales
a. The business or activity of selling goods or services: She works in sales.
b. The number of items sold or the amount of money received for a number of items sold: Sales are better than expected.
for sale
Available to customers: a store where pets are for sale.
on sale
1. Available to customers: That vegetable should be on sale at your local grocery.
2. Available to customers at a special discount: Bathing suits are on sale.

[Middle English, from Old English sala, from Old Norse.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.for sale - available for purchase; "purchasable goods"; "many houses in the area are for sale"
available - obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service; "kept a fire extinguisher available"; "much information is available through computers"; "available in many colors"; "the list of available candidates is unusually long"
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(seil) noun
1. the act of giving something to someone in exchange for money. the sale of a house; Sales of cars have increased.
2. in a shop etc, an offer of goods at lowered prices for a short time. I bought my dress in a sale.
3. an event at which goods are sold. an auction sale; a book sale.
ˈsaleroom noun
a room or building where public auctions are held. His furniture was taken to the saleroom.
ˈsalesman (ˈseilz-) plural ˈsalesmen feminine ˈsaleswoman (plural ˈsaleswomen), ˈsalesgirl noun
a person who sells, or shows, goods to customers in a shop etc.
ˈsalesmanship (ˈseilz-) noun
the art of persuading people to buy things.
for sale
intended to be sold. Have you any pictures for sale?
sale of work
an event at which articles usually made by members of an association are sold to raise money. a sale of work at the church.
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References in classic literature ?
One day by chance he found a tame Partridge for sale. He purchased it and brought it home to be reared with his Gamecocks.
THE Chief of the Weather Bureau having predicted a fine day, a Thrifty Person hastened to lay in a large stock of umbrellas, which he exposed for sale on the sidewalk; but the weather remained clear, and nobody would buy.
The man who had brought me for sale now put in his word.
Inventory is defined as property that is held for sale to customers in the ordinary course of business and its sale in the ordinary course of business produces business income under the transactional test.
Real property will not be deemed a capital asset if it is "held by the taxpayer primarily for sale to customers in the ordinary course of his trade or business" under Sec.
In one clear violation, a store was held liable for sales tax on weed killer sold to a mortuary.