sell·​er | \ˈse-lər \

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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Last year, after a period of rapid growth in LuLaRoe’s seller network, consumers began filing lawsuits saying the company’s leggings were defective and its refund policy wasn’t being honored. Andrew Scurria, WSJ, "Leggings Seller LuLaRoe Hit With $49 Million Creditor Lawsuit," 3 Dec. 2018 The Dream, a Stitcher podcast hosted and produced by the Hairpin and This American Life alum Jane Marie, has plenty of juicy seller horror stories. Zan Romanoff, Vox, "What we get wrong about multilevel marketing, explained by the host of the popular podcast about it," 30 Nov. 2018 The brand is also responsible for two frequent Sephora best-sellers. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "Tatcha Is Having a Ridiculously Good Sale Right Now," 9 Nov. 2018 Last year, several consultants filed class-action lawsuits against the company for allegedly encouraging sellers to max out multiple credit cards and even sell their breast milk to buy inventory. Mekita Rivas, Teen Vogue, "LuLaRoe’s Founder Is Being Accused of Making “White Privilege” Comments About Guatemalan Culture," 2 Oct. 2018 Despite the ban on pot smokers and pot sellers, the U.S. government seems to have less of a problem with actual pot entering the U.S. from Canada. Fox News, "Canadians could be banned from the US forever if they smoke legal pot," 21 Sep. 2018 At one point sellers began to circulate flyers of her face among themselves. Catherine Hong, Town & Country, "An Expert on Counterfeit HandBags Reveals How You Can Always Spot the Fakes," 17 Sep. 2018 That’s about $70 cheaper than Microcenter, which has this same laptop available for $950, while an Amazon third-party marketplace seller has it for more than a grand. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Walmart's selling a GeForce GTX 1060-equipped Dell gaming laptop for a ludicrously low $880," 13 Sep. 2018 Amazon and eBay have been competing for both sellers and consumers for years. Laura Stevens, WSJ, "EBay Sues Amazon, Alleging Sellers Were Illegally Poached," 17 Oct. 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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