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seller

Line breaks: sell¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛlə
 
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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
salesperson, salesman, saleswoman, sales assistant, assistant, shop assistant, travelling salesperson/salesman/saleswoman, representative, sales representative, agent, negotiator, reseller, auctioneer;
North American sales clerk
archaic chapman
2 [with adjective] A product that sells in some specified way: the book became the biggest seller in the history of royal publishing
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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