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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Synonyms & Antonyms for seller


broker, dealer, merchandiser, vendor (also vender)


buyer, purchaser

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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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There are some beauty products that everyone knows are eternal best-sellers, like Maybelline Great Lash Mascara and Weleda Skin Food. Marci Robin, Allure, "The Body Shop’s Charcoal Mask Is Sold Once Every 15 Seconds," 18 May 2019 According to the sellers, all of the drives had been formatted and erased of data. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Don't erase, overwrite: How to avoid being that person who resells a drive with data on it," 25 Apr. 2019 Years from now, sellers of used GLE 450s will brag that their car still has the white gloves and safety vest. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Why the New Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 Is the Most Futuristic (Gas-Powered) Car on the Road," 21 Dec. 2018 When a mischievous monkey steals the cap off a cap seller’s head, the resulting chase is a delightful romp that leads right into the circus ring., "Kids listings," 5 July 2018 The firm is also a distributor and direct seller of model trains and related products from more than 200 manufacturers. Stephanie Morse, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Next generation taking over at Milwaukee model railroad company Walthers," 5 July 2018 Manheim also charges a seller or dealer for any reconditioning work done on the car. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit's used-car stock market: What most buyers don't know," 1 July 2018 There's also the issue of when a seller has to collect tax. Erik Sherman /, NBC News, "Supreme Court online tax decision sends smaller businesses reeling," 22 June 2018 At this point in the industry, a seller should absolutely insist on a video package of their home as a minimum baseline service. Vachi Udolkin, miamiherald, "Demand modern marketing and service from your Realtor | Miami Herald," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of seller

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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a strong desire or propensity

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