re·​sale ˈrē-ˌsāl How to pronounce resale (audio)
: the act of selling again usually to a new party
: a secondhand sale
: an additional sale to the same buyer

Examples of resale in a Sentence

They earned thousands of dollars on resales of the baseball tickets. He buys baseball collectibles and then holds them for resale. The resale price of the car is $8,000.
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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of resale was in 1598

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Cite this Entry

“Resale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


re·​sale ˈrē-ˌsāl How to pronounce resale (audio)
: the act or an instance of selling again

Legal Definition


: the act or an instance of selling again
specifically : the selling of goods again by the same seller by right and after a breach by the original buyer
a purchaser that buys in good faith at a resale takes the goods free of any rights of the original buyer Uniform Commercial Code
resalable adjective

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