On sale


On sale
Sale Sale, n. [Icel. sala, sal, akin to E. sell. See {Sell}, v. t.] 1. The act of selling; the transfer of property, or a contract to transfer the ownership of property, from one person to another for a valuable consideration, or for a price in money. [1913 Webster]

2. Opportunity of selling; demand; market. [1913 Webster]

They shall have ready sale for them. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. Public disposal to the highest bidder, or exposure of goods in market; auction. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]

{Bill of sale}. See under {Bill}.

{Of sale}, {On sale}, {For sale}, to be bought or sold; offered to purchasers; in the market.

{To set to sale}, to offer for sale; to put up for purchase; to make merchandise of. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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