sale

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Transfer for money
Nouns
1. sale, selling, disposal, merchandising, deaccession; telemarketing; auction, vendue, market, custom, barter; business; salesmanship; vendibility, vendibleness, salability; sales talk; bill of sale; catalog sales. See purchase.
2. (sale at reduced price) clearance sale, liquidation, white sale, end-of-month sale; bargain basement or counter; closeout, fire sale, case sale; black market, gray market; garage, yard, or tag sale, flea market; close-out sale, going-out-of-business sale; land-office business. See cheapness.
3. (items to be sold) consumer goods or items, merchandise, wares, commodities; durable or nondurable goods, hard or soft goods; ego goods; effects; goods, articles; stock [in trade]; supplies, stores, cargo; produce, etc.
4. seller, vendor, vender, retailer; merchant, trader, dealer, tradesman, négociant, merchandiser; shopkeeper, storekeeper; businessman or -woman; retailer, wholesaler, middleman, jobber; salesperson, -woman, -girl, -lady, or -man, [sales] clerk, monger, solicitor, huckster, hawker, peddler, ped-lar; sutler, costermonger, fishmonger; canvasser, agent, door-to-door salesman; traveling salesman, roadman, sales agent; cashier; auctioneer; sales force. Slang, scalper, schlockmeister, quizmaster, shonky; rainmaker. See agent.
5. (provider of goods) purveyor, supplier, caterer, commissary, sutler; grocer, druggist, soda jerk, etc.; quartermaster; batman, steward, purser, supercargo (see provision).
6. (sales location) marketplace; shopping center, mall; store, general store, department store, supermarket, flagship or chain store, shop, fiveanddime, army-navy store, mart, bodega, variety store, market, emporium, commissary, company store, convenience store, galleria, bazaar, fair, booth, kiosk; vending machine; package store (see drinking); surplus store, thrift shop, bargain basement, factory outlet, discount house (see cheapness); online or Web merchant; Automat (see food).
7. client (see purchase).
Verbs — sell, vend, dispose of, deaccession, effect a sale; trade, merchandise, market, offer, barter, distribute, dispense, wholesale, retail; deal in, handle; traffic (in); liquidate, turn into money, realize, auction (off); bring under the hammer; put up [at auction or for sale]; hawk, peddle, bring to market; undersell; flood the market; sell out; make or drive a bargain. Slang, flog. See success.
Adjectives — salable, marketable, vendible; unsalable, unpurchased, unbought; commercial; cut-rate, bargain-counter.
Adverbs — for sale, on sale, on the market, over or under the counter; marked up or down, under the hammer, on the [auction] block; in or on the market.
Phrases — the customer is always right.
Quotations — Buying and selling is essentially antisocial (Edward Bellamy), Thou, O God, dost sell us all good things at the price of labor (Leonardo da Vinci), When a man sells eleven ounces for twelve, he makes a compact with the devil, and sells himself for the value of an ounce (Henry Ward Beecher).
Antonyms, see purchase.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The act of selling]
Syn. commerce, business, traffic, exchange, barter, commercial enterprise, marketing, vending, trade; see also economics .
2. [An individual instance of selling]
Syn. deal, transaction, negotiation, turnover, trade, purchase, auction, disposal; see also buying , selling 1 .
3. [An organized effort to promote unusual selling]
Syn. bargain sale, clearance, stock reduction, fire sale, unloading, dumping, remnant sale, going out of business sale, bankruptcy sale, yard sale, lawn sale, tag sale, garage sale, closeout*, sellout*.
for or [m1]on or [m1]up for sale,
Syn. on the market, available, up for sale, on sale, offered for purchase, to be sold, marketable, saleable, advertised, listed, selling, on auction, under the hammer, on the auction block, on the block.
on sale,
Syn. marked down, reduced, at a bargain, cut, at a cut rate, discounted; see also cheap 1 , reduced 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. selling trade, exchange, transfer, vending, marketing, transaction.
2. reduction in prices discount, cut, clearance sale, bargain pricing.

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