sale


sale
/sayl/, n.
1. the act of selling.
2. a quantity sold.
3. opportunity to sell; demand: slow sale.
4. a special disposal of goods, as at reduced prices.
5. transfer of property for money or credit.
6. an auction.
7. for sale, offered to be sold; made available to purchasers.
8. on sale, able to be bought at reduced prices.
[bef. 1050; ME; late OE sala; c. ON, OHG sala. Compare sell1]

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City (pop., 1994: city, 504,420; Rabat-Salé metro. area, 1,385,872), northwestern Morocco.

Located at the mouth of the Bou Regreg River, opposite Rabat, it was founded in the 10th century and reached its peak as a merchant port. After 1627 Salé, with Rabat as its vassal, became the corsair republic of Bou Regreg and the base for the Sallee Corsairs, the most dreaded of the Barbary Coast pirates. The two cities grew together until the Bou Regreg silted up and Salé port was closed. It has many mosques and mausoleums; its greatest shrine is the tomb of Sīdī ʽAbd Allāh ibn Ḥasan, the city's patron saint.

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      coastal city, southeastern Victoria, Australia. It lies along the Thomson River near the latter's junction with the Macalister. Sale is the major regional centre for East Gippsland, an irrigated area of intensive farming and livestock raising. Founded in 1845, the settlement was named after Sir Robert (“Fighting Bob”) Sale, a British general who fought in India. It grew as an early river port and became successively a borough (1863), town (1924), and city (1950).

      Sale is connected to Melbourne (115 miles [185 km] west) by rail and is on the Gippsland and Prince's highways. Its industries include foundry and joinery working, plastics and other manufacturing, and a gas absorption plant fed from the gas field in Bass Strait with a pipe link to Melbourne. The city is near the Gippsland Lakes (lagoons) and the Ninety Mile Beach of the south coast, and tourism is an added source of income. It is also an educational centre and the seat of Anglican and Roman Catholic bishoprics. Pop. (2001) urban centre, 13,366.

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  • SALÉ — La ville marocaine de Salé (Sl ) est située sur la côte atlantique, à l’embouchure de l’oued Bou Regreg, face à Rabat. Les origines de la ville sont mal connues et se situent sans doute au XIe siècle. Très active au XIIIe siècle, elle est alors… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Salé — سلا Héraldique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sale — n 1 a: the transfer of title to property from one party to another for a price; also: the contract of such a transaction see also short 1 2 compare barter, donation …   Law dictionary

  • SALE — (Heb. מְכִירָה, mekhirah). Sale may be defined as the permanent transfer for consideration of existing legal rights from one person to another. The consideration may be in money or in kind. By extension the term sale is also used to denote a… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Sale — may refer to:*Sale, discounts and allowances in the prices of goods, such as: **Fire sale, a drastic discount in prices **Loan sale, a sale under contract of all or part of the cash stream from a specific loan **Closeout, the final sale of an… …   Wikipedia

  • sale — W1S2 [seıl] n [Date: 1000 1100; : Old Norse; Origin: sala] 1.) [U and C] when you sell something sale of ▪ The use and sale of marijuana remains illegal. ▪ Harvey gets a $50 commission every time he makes a sale (=sells something as part of his… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sale — [ seıl ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount the process of selling goods or services for money: sale of: a prohibition on the sale of arms a ) count a single instance of selling goods or services: make/lose a sale: I m willing to lower the price in… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • salé — salé, ée (sa lé, lée) part. passé de saler. 1°   Assaisonné avec du sel. Manger salé. •   Depuis que vous êtes hors d ici, je n ai point trouvé de viande qui ne fût trop salée, ni d homme qui ne le fût trop peu, VOIT. Lett. 145.    Familièrement …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Sale — ist der Name folgender Orte: Sale (Greater Manchester), Stadt in England Sale (Victoria), Stadt in Australien Salé, Stadt in Marokko Sale (Piemont), Gemeinde in Italien in der Provinz Alessandria Sale Marasino, Gemeinde in Italien in der Provinz… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sale — SALE. adj. de tout genre. Qui est mal propre, qui n est pas net, qui est plein d ordure. Il se dit des personnes & des choses. Il est tousjours crasseux & sale. avoir les mains sales. linge sale. chemise sale. une chambre sale. les ruës sont… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Sale — Sale, n. [Icel. sala, sal, akin to E. sell. See {Sell}, v. t.] 1. The act of selling; the transfer of property, or a contract to transfer the ownership of property, from one person to another for a valuable consideration, or for a price in money …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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