sale

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sale is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
sale

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Singular
sale

Plural
sales

  1. (countable) A sale is the act of selling something.
    Proceeds from the sale of the art went to the local school.
    The sale of guns in Canada is tightly controlled.
    Travel agents don't make money until they make a sale.
    The president said the company is not for sale.
  2. (plural only; not used in singular form) Sales is the number or value of things sold.
    The stronger economy has boosted auto sales by $650 million over last year.
    Retail sales have fallen for two months in a row.
  3. (uncountable) Sales is the part of a company or industry that tries to get people to buy more.
    She's now Seattle's director of marketing and sales.
    I'm not the kind of person who can be successful in sales.
  4. (countable & uncountable) A sale is a time when prices are lower than usual.
    The computer store is having a sale: 50% off everything.
    Milk is on sale for a dollar a litre.

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