Sell

Definition of Sell

Pronunciation: sĕl
n.1.Self.
1.A sill.
1.A cell; a house.
1.A saddle for a horse.
He left his lofty steed with golden self.
- Spenser.
2.A throne or lofty seat.
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Sold (sōld); p. pr. & vb. n. Selling.]
If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor.
- Matt. xix. 21.
I am changed; I'll go sell all my land.
- Shak.
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.
You would have sold your king to slaughter.
- Shak.
3.To impose upon; to trick; to deceive; to make a fool of; to cheat.
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
to dispose of it wholly or entirely; as, he had sold out his corn, or his interest in a business.
v. i.1.To practice selling commodities.
I will buy with you, sell with you; . . . but I will not eat with you.
- Shak.
2.To be sold; as, corn sells at a good price.
To sell out
to sell one's whole stock in trade or one's entire interest in a property or a business.
n.1.An imposition; a cheat; a hoax.

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