sell·​er | \ ˈse-lər How to pronounce seller (audio) \

Definition of seller

1 : one that offers for sale
2 : a marketed product that sells well, to a specified extent, or in a specified manner a million-copy seller a poor seller

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Examples of seller in a Sentence

The seller said that the car was in excellent condition. We're the number one seller of appliances in the country. That book is our top seller.
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Recent Examples on the Web Patterned socks, sold with markers, have been another top seller. Patricia Corrigan, Star Tribune, "Older Americans' pandemic purchases range from sensible to silly," 5 May 2021 There are licenses to be acquired if a seller is more than a casual dabbler or wants to buy from wholesalers, and research to be done into sourcing, demand and competition in various items, among other things. Los Angeles Times, "Pandemic fueled a hot hustle: buying stuff cheap, reselling at a profit," 28 Apr. 2021 Hapless relatives and friends have in many cases paid up to Rs50,000 ($677) only to realise that the seller was not real and cannot be traced once the transfer has been made. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, "Desperate for oxygen and medicines, many Covid-hit Indians are falling prey to scams," 28 Apr. 2021 The seller was Ken McElhaney, a long time State Farm insurance agent who plans to retire, according to Weavil. Kathy Jumper, al, "You can never have too many tacos," 18 Apr. 2021 The seller is Brenda Earl, former partner at equity fund Zweig-Dimenna, who purchased the property in 2002 for $21.75 million from businessman Carlo Traglio. Amy Dobson, Forbes, "A 42-Acre Hamptons Estate Is About To Break Local Real Estate Records," 6 Apr. 2021 The seller is Hungarian-American billionaire Steven Udvar-Házy, records show. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Once Asking $165 Million, Beverly Hills Estate Sold at Auction for Close to $60 Million," 2 Apr. 2021 The seller of the hotel is developer Jay Wentz of JCG Development, who purchased the property in 2004 for $11 million. San Diego Union-Tribune, "It’s official: Lafayette hotel sold for $25.8M," 18 Mar. 2021 Among the lots that were Walt Disney World-based, the top seller was trash can from the Polynesian resort. Dewayne Bevil,, "Disney auction: Walt’s sketchbook, postcard draw top bids," 7 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of seller

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 May 2021

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“Seller.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of seller

: a person or business that sells something
: a product that sells in a particular way or amount

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