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seller

Syllabification: sell·er
Pronunciation: /ˈselər
 
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Definition of seller in English:

noun

1A person who sells something: street sellers of newspapers, flowers, etc.
More example sentences
  • Their children will have to drop out of school and get in fight on the streets, or become street musicians or street newspaper sellers.
  • Clark, who was a newspaper seller on the streets and was known as Nobby, was attacked at night and robbed of his watch and the contents of his money belt.
  • But by this time shopkeepers and fellow street sellers had gathered around, so the group left.
Synonyms
shopkeeper, salesperson, salesman, saleswoman, sales assistant, sales associate, clerk, shop assistant, traveling salesperson, peddler, hawker;
1.1 (the seller) The party in a legal transaction who is selling: the seller may accept the buyer’s offer
More example sentences
  • The first type, called futures or forwards, oblige a buyer and seller to complete a transaction at a predetermined time in the future at a price agreed upon today.
  • In a Nehemiah transaction, the seller reimburses Nehemiah for the down payment assistance.
  • All charges are borne by the sellers, with no transaction costs to the buyers.
2 [with adjective] A product that sells in some specified way: the game will undoubtedly be the biggest seller of the year
More example sentences
  • Some medicines expected to be big sellers flop; some produced with only modest expectations flourish.
  • The Star Wars products were the biggest sellers in company history.
  • Does that mean that there can be books that are huge sellers, best-sellers, that are not on the list?

Phrases

seller's (or sellers') market

1
An economic situation in which goods or shares are scarce and sellers can keep prices high.
Example sentences
  • All the sellers are going to say this is a seller's market.
  • Unlike some major urban areas, like San Francisco and the nearby Silicon Valley, where housing prices flattened or turned down during the past two years, the second-home niche has become a seller's market.
  • The buyer's market for auditors - in which accounting firms cross-sold consulting services and pandered to clients - has been transformed into a seller's market.

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