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Sell Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the activity of persuading someone to buy; "it was a hard sell"
  • persuade somebody to accept something; "The French try to sell us their image as great lovers"
  • give up for a price or reward; "She sold her principles for a successful career"
  • 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"
  • do business; offer for sale as for one''s livelihood; "She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes"
  • deliver to an enemy by treachery; "Judas sold Jesus"; "The spy betrayed his country"
  • be sold at a certain price or in a certain way; "These books sell like hot cakes"
  • be responsible for the sale of; "All her publicity sold the products"
  • be approved of or gain acceptance; "The new idea sold well in certain circles"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the activity of persuading someone to buy; "it was a hard sell"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Sell'


  • SELL: proposed Horry County, South Carolina road, see Southern Evacuation Lifeline. SELL (Syndicat des éditeurs de logiciels de loisirs) is a French organisation
  • Sell: Sell can refer to: A verb relating to sales Sell, West Virginia Sell (professional wrestling) One of several people named Edward Sell (disambiguation)
  • Hard sell: For the BBC TV show, see Hard Sell (TV series). For the upcoming film, see Hard Sell (film). In advertising, a hard sell is an advertisement or campaign
  • Buy–sell agreement: A buy–sell agreement, also known as a buyout agreement, is a legally binding agreement between co-owners of a business that governs the situation if a
  • Sell, Sell, Sell: Sell, Sell, Sell is the third studio album by British musician David Gray, released in April 1996 by EMI. Two promotional-only singles were released: "Faster
  • Sell Out: Sell Out may refer to: Selling out, the compromising of principles in exchange for success Sell Out (Halfcocked album) Sell Out (Pist.On album) The Who
  • Edward Sell: Edward Sell may refer to: Edward Sell (priest) (1839–1932), Anglican orientalist, writer and missionary in India William Edward Sell (1923–2004), Dean
  • List of SELL Student Games records in athletics: The SELL Student Games is a multi-sport event which began in 1923. Athletics has been one of the sports held at the Games since the inaugural edition.
  • Sell, West Virginia: Sell is an unincorporated community in Preston County, West Virginia. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sell, West Virginia

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'Sell' example sentence in quotations


* Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. It can't be done except by liars. - Bernard Baruch

* Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. - Will Rogers

* So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip. - Will Rogers


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Sell Sample Sentences in News


  • Corinthian Colleges to sell 56 campuses to nonprofit for $24 million
    Orange County-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. said Thursday that it has agreed to sell off 56 campuses for $24 million to a nonprofit entity that collects student loan debt on behalf of the federal government. Read more on this news related to 'Sell'
  • Huhtamaki to sell its Films business
    HUHTAMÄKI OYJ STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 22.11.2014 AT 02:05 Huhtamaki to sell its Films business Huhtamaki has entered into an agreement to sell its Films business segment to DBAG Fund VI, a fund advised ... Read more on this news related to 'Sell'
  • Plans to sell closed western Pa. prison hit snag
    ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) - Plans to sell off a closed state prison near Altoona are running into difficulty over the sales price and other issues. Read more on this news related to 'Sell'

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