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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  • on sale — {adj. phr.} Selling for a special low price. * /Tomato soup that is usually sold for sixty cents a can is now on sale for fifty cents./ * /John and Mary couldn t sell all of the lemonade at twenty cents a cup so they have it on sale for ten cents …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on sale — {adj. phr.} Selling for a special low price. * /Tomato soup that is usually sold for sixty cents a can is now on sale for fifty cents./ * /John and Mary couldn t sell all of the lemonade at twenty cents a cup so they have it on sale for ten cents …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on sale — ► available to buy: »Tickets are on sale now! »Everything goes on sale as soon as the doors open. ► being sold for a lower price than usual: »All their men s clothing is on sale this week. Main Entry: ↑sale …   Financial and business terms

  • on sale — 1) available for people to buy Tickets for the performance are on sale at the box office. 2) American available for people to buy at a price that is less than the usual price. The British expression is on offer Bedding usually goes on sale in… …   English dictionary

  • on\ sale — adj. phr. Selling for a special low price. Tomato soup that is usually sold for sixty cents a can is now on sale for fifty cents. John and Mary couldn t sell all of the lemonade at twenty cents a cup so they have it on sale for ten cents a cup …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on sale — adjective a) Available for purchase. In 1866 Colonel J. F. Meline noted that the rebozo<!Italic in original had almost disappeared in Santa Fe and that hoop skirts, on sale in the stores, were being widely used. b) Available for purchase at… …   Wiktionary

  • on sale — for sale at a reduced price; for sale …   English contemporary dictionary

  • on sale — For sale, to be sold, offered for sale …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • on sale — phrasal 1. for sale 2. available for purchase at a reduced price …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • On air on sale — is a policy in the music industry where recorded music is made available for sale at the same time as it is made available for radio broadcast, instead of several weeks later in order to let marketing buzz develop, as was former practice. The aim …   Wikipedia

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