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NOUN (1)

1. the activity of persuading someone to buy;
- Example: "it was a hard sell"


VERB (8)

1. exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent;
- Example: "He sold his house in January"
- Example: "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"

2. be sold at a certain price or in a certain way;
- Example: "These books sell like hot cakes"

3. persuade somebody to accept something;
- Example: "The French try to sell us their image as great lovers"

4. do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood;
- Example: "She deals in gold"
- Example: "The brothers sell shoes"
[syn: deal, sell, trade]

5. give up for a price or reward;
- Example: "She sold her principles for a successful career"

6. be approved of or gain acceptance;
- Example: "The new idea sold well in certain circles"

7. be responsible for the sale of;
- Example: "All her publicity sold the products"

8. deliver to an enemy by treachery;
- Example: "Judas sold Jesus"
- Example: "The spy betrayed his country"
[syn: betray, sell]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sell \Sell\ (s[e^]l), n. Self. [Obs. or Scot.] --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sell \Sell\ (s[e^]l), n. A sill. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sell \Sell\ (s[e^]l), n. A cell; a house. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sell \Sell\ (s[e^]l), n. [F. selle, L. sella, akin to sedere to sit. See Sit.] 1. A saddle for a horse. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He left his lofty steed with golden self. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. A throne or lofty seat. [Obs.] --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sell \Sell\ (s[e^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sold (s[=o]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Selling.] [OE. sellen, sillen, AS. sellan, syllan, to give, to deliver; akin to OS. sellian, OFries. sella, OHG. sellen, Icel. selja to hand over, to sell, Sw. s[aum]lja to sell, Dan. s[ae]lge, Goth. saljan to offer a sacrifice; all from a noun akin to E. sale. Cf. Sale.] 1. To transfer to another for an equivalent; to give up for a valuable consideration; to dispose of in return for something, especially for money. It is the correlative of buy. [1913 Webster] If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor. --Matt. xix. 21. [1913 Webster] I am changed; I'll go sell all my land. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: Sell is corellative to buy, as one party buys what the other sells. It is distinguished usually from exchange or barter, in which one commodity is given for another; whereas in selling the consideration is usually money, or its representative in current notes. [1913 Webster] 2. To make a matter of bargain and sale of; to accept a price or reward for, as for a breach of duty, trust, or the like; to betray. [1913 Webster] You would have sold your king to slaughter. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To impose upon; to trick; to deceive; to make a fool of; to cheat. [Slang] --Dickens. [1913 Webster] To sell one's life dearly, to cause much loss to those who take one's life, as by killing a number of one's assailants. To sell (anything) out, to dispose of it wholly or entirely; as, he had sold out his corn, or his interest in a business. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sell \Sell\ (s[e^]l), v. i. 1. To practice selling commodities. [1913 Webster] I will buy with you, sell with you; . . . but I will not eat with you. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To be sold; as, corn sells at a good price. [1913 Webster] To sell out, to sell one's whole stock in trade or one's entire interest in a property or a business. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sell \Sell\, n. An imposition; a cheat; a hoax. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] Sellanders
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sell n 1: the activity of persuading someone to buy; "it was a hard sell" v 1: 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" [ant: buy, purchase] 2: be sold at a certain price or in a certain way; "These books sell like hot cakes" 3: persuade somebody to accept something; "The French try to sell us their image as great lovers" 4: do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood; "She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes" [syn: deal, sell, trade] 5: give up for a price or reward; "She sold her principles for a successful career" 6: be approved of or gain acceptance; "The new idea sold well in certain circles" 7: be responsible for the sale of; "All her publicity sold the products" 8: deliver to an enemy by treachery; "Judas sold Jesus"; "The spy betrayed his country" [syn: betray, sell]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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