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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sell  \Sell\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Sold};  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["a]lja  to  sell  Dan. 
  s?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. 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  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.  [Slang]  --Dickens. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  selling 
  n  :  the  exchange  of  goods  for  an  agreed  sum  of  money  [syn:  {merchandising}, 
  {marketing}] 




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