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sell Explained

sell at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[sel]

sell at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(sold)

sell at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. sellan "to give," from P.Gmc. *saljanan, perhaps a causative form of the root of O.E. sala "sale." One of the first things a student of Old English has to learn is that the word that looks like sell usually means "give." Meaning "swindle" is from 1597. To sell (someone) down the river is first recorded 1927, but probably from slavery days, on notion of sale from the Upper South to the cotton plantations of the Deep South (attested in this literal sense since 1851). To sell like hot cakes is from 1839. To sell out "prostitute one's ideals or talents" is from 1888. Best-seller is from 1912. ///

sell at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v past tense and past participle sold /s[hA353][hA35E]ld $ so[hA35E]ld/// ----------//
1 give something for money:
2 make something available:
3 make somebody want something:
4 be bought:
5 sell like hot cakes:
6 idea/plan:
7 sell yourself:
8 sell somebody/something short:
9 sell your soul (to the devil):
10 sell somebody down the river:
11 sell your vote: Phrasal verbs// sell something → off// sell out// sell up// ----------// [Language: Old English; Origin: sellan]//
1 GIVE SOMETHING FOR MONEY: [I and T] to give something to someone in exchange for money// → buy// --If you offer him another hundred, I think he'll sell.// --He regrets selling all his old records.// sell sth for [hA124]100/$50/30p etc // --Toni's selling her car for [hA124]700.// sell sb sth// --I won't sell you my shares!// sell sth to sb// --The vase was sold to a Dutch buyer.// sell sth at a profit/loss (=make or lose money on a sale) // --Tony had to sell the business at a loss.//
2 MAKE SOMETHING AVAILABLE: [I and T] to offer something for people to buy// --Do you sell cigarettes?// --a job selling advertising space// sell at/for [hA124]100/$50/30p etc (=be offered for sale at [hA124]100/$50/30p etc) // --Smoke alarms sell for as little as five pounds.//
3 MAKE SOMEBODY WANT SOMETHING: [T] to make people want to buy something// --Scandal sells newspapers.// sell sth to sb// --The car's new design will help sell it to consumers.//
4 BE BOUGHT: [I and T] to be bought by people// --Tickets for the concert just aren't selling.// --Her last book sold millions of copies.// --All the new houses have been sold.// sell well/badly (=be bought by a lot of people, or very few people) // --Anti-age creams always sell well.//
5 sell like hot cakes: to sell quickly and in large amounts//
6 IDEA/PLAN: [I and T] to try to make someone accept a new idea or plan, or to become accepted// --It's all right for Washington, but will it sell in small-town America?// sell sth to sb// --It's hard for any government to sell new taxes to the electorate.// sell sb sth// --managers selling employees the new working hours// be sold on (doing) sth (=think an idea or plan is very good) // --Joe's completely sold on the concept.//
7 sell yourself: a) to make yourself seem impressive to other people// --If you want a promotion, you've got to sell yourself better.// b) also sell your body // to have sex with someone for money//
8 sell sb/sth short: to not give someone or something the praise, attention, or reward that they deserve// --Don't sell yourself short - tell them about all your qualifications.//
9 sell your soul (to the devil): to agree to do something bad in exchange for money, power etc//
10 sell sb down the river: to do something that harms a group of people who trusted you, in order to gain money or power for yourself//
11 sell your vote: AmE to take money from someone who wants you to vote for a particular person or plan// sell off [sell sth → off] phr v//
1 to sell something, especially for a cheap price, because you need the money or because you want to get rid of it: --After the war, we had to sell off part of the farm.// --We try to sell off any leftover cakes before we close.//
2 to sell all or part of an industry or company: --The Leicestershire company has sold off many of its smaller branches to cut debts.// sell out phr v//
1 if a shop sells out of something, it has no more of that particular thing left to sell: be/have sold out// --Sorry, we're sold out.// sell out of// --We've completely sold out of those shirts in your size, sir.//
2 if products, tickets for an event etc sell out, they are all sold and there are none left: --Wow! Those cakes sold out fast.// be/have sold out// --Tonight's performance is completely sold out.//
3 to change your beliefs or principles, especially in order to get more money or some other advantage - used to show disapproval: --ex-hippies who've sold out and become respectable businessmen//
4 to sell your business or your share in a business: --Wyman says he'll sell out if business doesn't pick up.// sell out to// --The T-mail Co. has sold out to San Jose-based DMX Inc for an undisclosed sum.// sell up phr v// to sell most of what you own, especially your house or your business// --Liz decided to sell up and move abroad.//

sell at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

202 Moby Thesaurus words for "sell":
abalienate, advertise, alien, alienate, amortize, argue into,
assign, assure, ballyhoo, bark, barter, be convincing, be in,
be sold, bequeath, betray, bill, boost, brim, bring, bring home to,
bring in, bring over, bring round, bring to reason, brink,
build up, bulletin, bunker, captivate, carry, carry conviction,
cater, cede, charm, cheat, circularize, clear the trade, close out,
coal, command, con, confer, consign, convert, convert into cash,
convey, convict, convince, convinced, cross, cry up, cut under,
deal in, deceit, deception, deed, deed over, deliver, demise,
devolve upon, dispose of, double-cross, draw, draw over,
drive home to, dump, edge, effect a sale, enfeoff, establish,
exchange, fake, feed, fetch, fill up, flimflam, flog, forage,
fringe, fuel, furnish, gain, gain over, gas, gas up, give,
give a write-up, give away, give publicity, give title to, gross,
hand, hand down, hand on, hand over, handle, hawk, hem, hoax, hook,
hook in, inform against, inspire belief, job, lead to believe,
liquidate, make a sale, make over, market, merchandise, move,
negotiate, net, offer, oil, outtalk, pass, pass on, pass over,
peddle, perimeter, periphery, persuade, persuaded, placard, plug,
post, post bills, post up, press-agent, prevail on, prevail upon,
prevail with, promote, provender, provision, publicize, puff,
purvey, push, put across, put over, put-on, realize, resell,
retail, return, sacrifice, satisfy, sell for, sell off,
sell on consignment, sell one on, sell out, sell over, sell retail,
sell short, sell up, sell wholesale, selvage, settle, settle on,
sham, shop, sign away, sign over, skirt, spiel, spoof, stock,
supply, surrender, sway, talk into, talk over, tattle on, tell on,
terminate the account, top off, trade, trade in, traffic,
traffic in, transfer, transmit, turn into money, turn over,
undercut, undersell, unload, vend, verge, victual, wangle,
wangle into, wear down, wholesale, win, win over, write up,
yield

sell at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Sale): seller, salesman, saleswoman, cashier, vendor, merchant, auctioneer.

[V] (Sale): sell, vend, deal in, bring to market, offer.

sell at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb, noun
verb (sold, sold )
exchange for money
1 ~ sth (to sb) (at / for sth) | ~ sb sth (at / for sth) to give sth to sb in exchange for money: [VN, VNN] I sold my car to James for 」800. * I sold James my car for 」800. * [VN] They sold the business at a profit / loss (= they gained / lost money when they sold it). * [V] We offered them a good price but they wouldn't sell.
offer for sale
2 [VN] to offer sth for people to buy:
Most supermarkets sell a range of organic products. * Do you sell stamps? * to sell insurance / advertising space
be bought
3 to be bought by people in the way or in the numbers mentioned; to be offered at the price mentioned:
[VN] The magazine sells 300 000 copies a week. * Their last album sold millions. * [V] The book sold well and was reprinted many times. * The new design just didn't sell (= nobody bought it). * The pens sell for just 50p each.
persuade
4 to make people want to buy sth:
[V] You may not like it but advertising sells. * [VN] It is quality not price that sells our products.
5 [VN] ~ sth / yourself (to sb) to persuade sb that sth is a good idea, service, product, etc.; to persuade sb that you are the right person for a job, position, etc:
Now we have to try and sell the idea to management. * You really have to sell yourself at a job interview.
take money / reward
6 [VN] ~ yourself (to sb) (disapproving) to accept money or a reward from sb for doing sth that is against your principles
SYN PROSTITUTE
see also SALE
IDIOMS
be sold on sth (informal) to be very enthusiastic about sth:
We were really sold on the idea.
sell your body to have sex with sb in exchange for money
sell sb down the river (informal) to betray sb you have promised to help
ORIGIN From the custom of buying and selling slaves on the plantations on the Mississippi river in America. Slaves who caused trouble for their masters could be sold to plantation owners lower down the river, where conditions would be worse.
sell sb / yourself short to not value sb/yourself highly enough and show this by the way you treat or present them/yourself
sell your soul (to the devil) to do anything, even sth bad or dishonest, in return for money, success or power
more at HOT adj., PUP
PHRASAL VERBS
sell sth<->off
1 to sell things cheaply because you want to get rid of them or because you need the money
2 to sell all or part of an industry, a company or land:
The Church sold off the land for housing. * In the nineties most state-owned industries were sold off.
related noun SELL-OFF
sell out | be sold out (of tickets for a concert, football game, etc.) to be all sold:
The tickets sold out within hours. * This week's performances are completely sold out.
sell out (of sth) | be sold out (of sth) to have sold all the available items, tickets, etc:
I'm sorry, we've sold out of bread. * We are already sold out for what should be a fantastic game.
sell out (to sb/sth)
1 (disapproving) to change or give up your beliefs or principles:
He's a talented screenwriter who has sold out to TV soap operas.
2 to sell your business or a part of your business:
The company eventually sold out to a multinational media group.
related noun SELL-OUT
sell up | sell sth<->up (especially BrE) to sell your home, possessions, business, etc., usually because you are leaving the country or RETIRING
noun [sing.] (BrE, informal) something that is not as good as it seemed to be:
The band only played for about half an hour-it was a real sell.
see also HARD SELL

Sell at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Sell \Sell\, n.
Self. [Obs. or Scot.] --B. Jonson.

Sell \Sell\, n.
A sill. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Sell \Sell\, n.
A cell; a house. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Sell \Sell\, n. [F. selle, L. sella, akin to sedere to sit. See
{Sit}.]
1. A saddle for a horse. [Obs.]

He left his lofty steed with golden self. --Spenser.

2. A throne or lofty seat. [Obs.] --Fairfax.

Sell \Sell\, v. i.
1. To practice selling commodities.

I will buy with you, sell with you; . . . but I will
not eat with you. --Shak.

2. To be sold; as, corn sells at a good price.

{To sell out}, to sell one's whole stockk in trade or one's
entire interest in a property or a business.

Sell \Sell\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sold}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Selling}.] [OE. sellen, sillen, AS. sellan, syllan, to give,
to deliver; akin to OS. sellian, OFries. sella, OHG. sellen,
Icel. selja to hand over, to sell, Sw. s["a]lja to sell, Dan.
s?lge, Goth. saljan to offer a sacrifice; all from a noun
akin to E. sale. Cf. {Sale}.]
1. To transfer to another for an equivalent; to give up for a
valuable consideration; to dispose of in return for
something, especially for money.

If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast,
and give to the poor. --Matt. xix.
21.

I am changed; I'll go sell all my land. --Shak.

Note: Sell is corellative to buy, as one party buys what the
other sells. It is distinguished usually from exchange
or barter, in which one commodity is given for another;
whereas in selling the consideration is usually money,
or its representative in current notes.

2. To make a matter of bargain and sale of; to accept a price
or reward for, as for a breach of duty, trust, or the
like; to betray.

You would have sold your king to slaughter. --Shak.

3. To impose upon; to trick; to deceive; to make a fool of;
to cheat. [Slang] --Dickens.

{To sell one's life dearly}, to cause much loss to those who
take one's life, as by killing a number of one's
assailants.

{To sell} (anything) {out}, to dispose of it wholly or
entirely; as, he had sold out his corn, or his interest in
a business.

Sell \Sell\, n.
An imposition; a cheat; a hoax. [Colloq.]

sell at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

sell
n : the activity of persuading someone to buy; "it was a hard
sell"
[also: {sold}]

sell
v 1: exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; "He sold
his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive
and support her drug habit" [ant: {buy}]
2: be sold at a certain price or in a certain way; "These books
sell like hot cakes"
3: do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood; "She
deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes" [syn: {deal}, {trade}]
4: persuade somebody to accept something; "The French try to
sell us their image as great lovers"
5: give up for a price or reward; "She sold her principles for
a successful career"
6: deliver to an enemy by treachery; "Judas sold Jesus"; "The
spy betrayed his country" [syn: {betray}]
7: be approved of or gain acceptance; "The new idea sold well
in certain circles"
8: be responsible for the sale of; "All her publicity sold the
products"
[also: {sold}]

sell at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Pronunciation

* Inter: audio » en-us-sell.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: IPA » /sɛl/
  • Inter: rhymes » ɛl
  • Inter: homophones » cell

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » ang|en Inter: term » sellan||give|lang=ang, later "give up for money", from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » saljanan|lang=gem-pro.

    Verb

    Inter: en-verb » sells|selling|sold|sold

  • Inter: transitive » intransitive To agree to transfer goods or provide services in exchange for money.
    1. : Ill sell you all three for a hundred dollars.''
    2. : Sorry, Im not prepared to sell.''
    3. Inter: ergativ » e To be sold.
    4. : This old stock will never sell.
    5. To promote a particular viewpoint.
    6. : My boss is very old-fashioned and Im having a lot of trouble selling the idea of working at home occasionally.''
    7. To trick, cheat, or manipulate someone.
    8. : I dont know what she was selling when she pretended she liked him.''
    9. Inter: quote-news »


    |year=2011
    |date=January 12
    |author=Saj Chowdhury
    |title=Liverpool 2 - 1 Liverpool
    |work=BBC
    |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_prem/9345343.stm
    |page=
    |passage=Raul Meireles was the victim of the home side's hustling on this occasion giving the ball away to the impressive David Vaughan who slipped in Taylor-Fletcher. The striker sold Daniel Agger with the best dummy of the night before placing his shot past keeper Pepe Reina.
    1. Inter: context » professional wrestling|slang To pretend that an opponent's blows or maneuvers are causing legitimate injury; to act.
      Antonyms
      * buy
      Derived terms
      Inter: rel-top » Terms derived from sell

  • sell-by date
  • sell-out
  • sell-outs
  • sell-through
  • sell down
  • sell down the river

  • Inter: rel-mi » d
    • sell ice to Eskimos
    • sell like hotcakes
    • sell one's soul
    • sell out
    • sell refrigerators to Eskimos
    • sell wolf tickets


    Inter: rel-botto » m
    Translations
    Inter: trans-top » to agree to transfer goods or provide services
  • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|verkoop
  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|shes
  • Amharic: Inter: t- » am|መሸጥ|tr=mäšäṭ|sc=Ethi
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|باع|tr=bāʿa|sc=Arab, Inter: qualifier » imperfect: Inter: t- » ar|يبيع|tr=yabīʿu|sc=Arab
  • : Egyptian Arabic: Inter: tø » arz|باع|tr=bāʿ|sc=Arab
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|վաճառել|tr=vač̣aṙel
  • Aromanian: Inter: t- » rup|vindu
  • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|vender
  • Azeri: Inter: t- » az|satmaq
  • Basque: Inter: t+ » eu|saldu
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|прадаваць|tr=pradavácʹ Inter: imp » f, Inter: t- » be|прадаць|tr=pradácʹ Inter: pf » .
  • Bengali: Inter: t- » bn|বেচা|tr=beca|sc=Beng
  • Breton: Inter: t+ » br|gwerzhañ
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|продавам|tr=prodávam|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t- » bg|продам|tr=prodám|sc=Cyrl Inter: pf » .
  • Burmese: Inter: t+ » my|ရောင်း|tr=yaung:|sc=Mymr
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|vendre
  • Chinese:
  • : Cantonese: Inter: tø » yue|賣|sc=Hant, Inter: tø » yue|卖|tr=maai6|sc=Hant
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|賣|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|卖|tr=mài|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|售|tr=shòu|sc=Hani
  • : Min Nan: Inter: t+ » nan|賣|sc=Hans, Inter: t- » nan|卖|tr=māi, bē, bōe|sc=Hans
  • Cornish: Inter: t- » kw|gwertha
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|prodávat Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » cs|prodat Inter: pf » .
  • Dalmatian: Inter: tø » dlm|vandro
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|sælge
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|verkopen
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|müüma
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|myydä
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|vendre
  • Friulian: Inter: tø » fur|vendi
  • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|vender
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|გაყიდვა|tr=gaqidva|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|verkaufen
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|πουλάω|tr=pouláo|sc=Grek
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|מוכר|m|tr=mokhér|alt=מוֹכֵר|sc=Hebr
  • Hindi: Inter: t+ » hi|बेचना|tr=becnā
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|ad, Inter: t+ » hu|elad, Inter: t+ » hu|árul
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|selja
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|jual, Inter: t+ » id|menjual
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|díol
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|vendere

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|売る|tr=うる, uru
    • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|vendre
    • Kazakh: Inter: t » kk|сату|tr=satw|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t » kk|сатпақ болу|tr=satpaq bolw|sc=Cyrl
    • Khmer: Inter: t+ » km|លក់|tr=lʊək|sc=Khmr
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|팔다|tr=palda|sc=Hang, Inter: t- » ko|장사하다|tr=jangsa-hada|sc=Hang, Inter: t+ » ko|판매하다|tr=panmae-hada|sc=Hang
    • Kyrgyz: Inter: t- » ky|сатуу|tr=satuu|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ky|сатып берүү|tr=satıp berüü|sc=Cyrl
    • Lao: Inter: t+ » lo|ຂາຍ|tr=khăai|sc=Laoo
    • Latgalian: Inter: tø » ltg|puordūt
    • Latvian: Inter: t+ » lv|pārdot
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t+ » lt|parduoti
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|продава|tr=pródava|sc=Cyrl
    • Mongolian: Inter: t- » mn|худалдах|tr=hudaldah|sc=Cyrl
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|selge
    • Occitan: Inter: t- » oc|vénder, Inter: t+ » oc|vendre
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|فروختن|tr=foruxtan
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|sprzedawać Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » pl|sprzedać Inter: pf » .
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|vender
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|vinde
    • Romansch: Inter: t- » rm|vender
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|продавать|tr=prodavátʹ Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|продать|tr=prodátʹ Inter: pf » .
    • Sardinian: Inter: t- » sc|bèndhere, Inter: t- » sc|bendi, Inter: t- » sc|bèndiri, Inter: t- » sc|bènnere, Inter: t- » sc|vèndhere
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|продавати Inter: imp » f, Inter: t- » sh|продати Inter: pf » .
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|prodavati Inter: imp » f, Inter: t- » sh|prodati Inter: pf » .
    • Sinhalese: Inter: t- » si|විකුණනවා|tr=vikunanavā|sc=Sinh
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|predávať Inter: imp » f, Inter: t- » sk|predať Inter: pf » .
    • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|prodati Inter: pf » .
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|vender
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|förråda, Inter: t- » sv|idka handel, Inter: t+ » sv|sälja
    • Tajik: Inter: t- » tg|фурӯхтан|tr=furüxtan|sc=Cyrl
    • Tatar: Inter: t+ » tt|сатарга|tr=satarğa|sc=Cyrl
    • Thai: Inter: t+ » th|ขาย|tr=kăai
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|satmak
    • Turkmen: Inter: t- » tk|satmak
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|продавати|tr=prodaváty Inter: imp » f, Inter: t- » uk|продати|tr=prodáty Inter: pf » .
    • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|بیچنا|tr=becnā
    • Uzbek: Inter: t- » uz|sotmoq
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|bán
    • Welsh: Inter: t+ » cy|gwerthu


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to be sold
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|prodávat se Inter: imp » f, Inter: t- » cs|prodat se Inter: pf » .
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|käydä kaupaksi
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|बिकना|tr=biknā|sc=Deva


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|få solgt, Inter: t- » no|bli solgt
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|продаваться|tr=prodavát’sja Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|продаться|tr=prodát’sja Inter: pf » .
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|venderse, Inter: t+ » es|salir

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to promote a particular viewpoint
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|myydä


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|intentar, Inter: t+ » es|buscar

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to trick, cheat, or manipulate someone
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|harhauttaa, Inter: t- » fi|huiputtaa


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » professional wrestling: to act
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|näytellä


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|actuar, Inter: t+ » es|fingir

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » da: Inter: t- » da|sælge
    • Inter: ttbc » nl: verkopen
    • Inter: ttbc » eo: vendi
    • Inter: ttbc » id: jual, menjual
    • Inter: ttbc » ga: Inter: t- » ga|díol


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » ku: firotin, firoştin
  • Inter: ttbc » ang: bebycgan, beċēapian
  • Inter: ttbc » ro: vinde
  • Inter: ttbc » sl: prodati
  • Inter: ttbc » sv: Inter: t+ » sv|sälja
  • Inter: ttbc » tl: ipagbili, magtinda
  • Inter: ttbc » te: అమ్ము (ammu), విక్రయించు (vikrayinchu)
  • Inter: ttbc » tr: satmak
  • Inter: ttbc » vi: bán

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Quotations

    * To trick, or cheat someone.
    • Inter: quote-book » year=|author=Mark Twain|title=The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn|chapter=23|url=|isbn=|page=|passage=House was jammed again that night, and we sold this crowd the same way.

      Noun

      Inter: en-nou » n


  • An act of selling.
    1. : This is going to be a tough sell.
    2. An easy task.
    3. 1922: What a sell for Lena! - Inter: w » Katherine Mansfield, The Dolls House (Selected Stories, Oxford Worlds Classics paperback 2002, 354)
    4. Inter: colloquial » dated An imposition, a cheat; a hoax.
    5. 1919, Category: w - :William Somerset Maugham|W. Somerset Maugham, Category: w - :The Moon and Sixpence|The Moon and Sixpence, Category: s - :The Moon and Sixpence/Chapter XII|ch. 12
    6. :"Of course a miracle may happen, and you may be a great painter, but you must confess the chances are a million to one against it. It'll be an awful sell if at the end you have to acknowledge you've made a hash of it."

      Etymology 2

      From Inter: etyl » fr|en Inter: term » selle|lang=fr, from Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » sella|lang=la.

      Alternative forms

      * selle Inter: qualifier » obsolete

      Noun

      Inter: en-nou » n


  • Inter: obsolet » e A seat or stool.
  • Inter: archai » c A saddle.
  • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.ii:
  • : turning to that place, in which whyleare / He left his loftie steed with golden sell, / And goodly gorgeous barbes, him found not theare ....

    Anagrams

    * ells

  • Category: Category:English irregular verbs -

    Breton

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /sɛl/|lang=br

    Noun

    Inter: br-noun » m|sell
  • look, glance

  • Scots

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » ang|sco Inter: term » sellan|lang=ang.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /sɛl/|lang=sco

    Verb

    Inter: sco-verb » sells|sellin|sellt or sauld|sellt or sauld
  • To Inter: l » en|sell.

  • Translation: az » sell
    Category: zh-min-nan:sell -
    Translation: br » sell
    Translation: ca » sell
    Translation: cs » sell
    Translation: cy » sell
    Translation: et » sell
    Translation: el » sell
    Translation: es » sell
    Translation: eu » sell
    Translation: fa » sell
    Translation: fr » sell
    Translation: gl » sell
    Translation: ko » sell
    Translation: hr » sell
    Translation: io » sell
    Translation: id » sell
    Translation: it » sell
    Translation: kn » sell
    Translation: ku » sell
    Translation: lo » sell
    Translation: lt » sell
    Translation: li » sell
    Translation: hu » sell
    Translation: mg » sell
    Translation: ml » sell
    Translation: my » sell
    Translation: fj » sell
    Translation: nl » sell
    Translation: ja » sell
    Translation: no » sell
    Translation: oc » sell
    Translation: pl » sell
    Translation: ro » sell
    Translation: ru » sell
    Category: simple:sell -
    Translation: fi » sell
    Translation: sv » sell
    Translation: tl » sell
    Translation: ta » sell
    Translation: te » sell
    Translation: th » sell
    Translation: tr » sell
    Translation: uk » sell
    Translation: vi » sell
    Translation: zh » sell