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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 ?
Now when the folk found what a simple butcher he was, they crowded around his cart; for he really did sell three times as much for one penny as was sold by the other butchers.
Do you mean that you would be sold into slavery to save me?
Thus he sold his meat so fast that no butcher that stood near him could sell anything.
Well, on the 5th of February, he sold the fine carriage, and bought a cheap second-hand one--said it would answer just as well to take the money home in, and he didn't care for style.
Ginger and Pickles sold red spotty pocket- handkerchiefs at a penny three farthings.
If he sold now he would lose altogether hard on three hundred and fifty pounds; and that would leave him only eighty pounds to go on with.
This horse Tom kept above half a year, and then rode him to a neighbouring fair, and sold him.
They had sold enough to their immediate neighbors during the earlier autumn to secure a child's handcart, which, though very weak on its pins, could be trundled over the country roads.
We have men sold to build churches, women sold to support the gospel, and babes sold to purchase Bibles for the POOR HEATHEN
Now, a nigger, you see, what's got to be hacked and tumbled round the world, and sold to Tom, and Dick, and the Lord knows who, 'tan't no kindness to be givin' on him notions and expectations, and bringin' on him up too well, for the rough and tumble comes all the harder on him arter.
Then the duke he lets the curtain down, and bows to the people, and says the great tragedy will be per- formed only two nights more, on accounts of pressing London engagements, where the seats is all sold already for it in Drury Lane; and then he makes them another bow, and says if he has succeeded in pleasing them and instructing them, he will be deeply obleeged if they will mention it to their friends and get them to come and see it.
Jupiter, after warning him that he would repent his request, caused him to be sold to a tile-maker.