An exchange of goods or services for currency or credit.
The sale of goods at reduced prices.
The act of putting up for auction to the highest bidder.
From Middle English sale, sal, from Old English sæl ("room, hall, castle"), from Proto-Germanic *salą ("house, hall"), from Proto-Indo-European *sel- ("home, dwelling, village"). Cognate with West Frisian seal, Dutch zaal, German Saal, Swedish sal, Icelandic salur, Lithuanian sala ("village"). Related also to salon, saloon.
From Middle English sale, from Old English sala ("act of selling, sale"), from Old Norse sala ("sale"), from Proto-Germanic *salō ("delivery"), from Proto-Indo-European *selh₁- ("to grab").
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