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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These items were sold by third party sellers on our open marketplace, and were not offered directly by Walmart. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Walmart Was Once Again Forced to Pull an Offensive Shirt From Its Website," 12 July 2018 These items were sold by third party sellers on our open marketplace, and were not offered directly by Walmart. Alix Langone, Time, "#BoycottWalmart Is Trending on Twitter After 'Impeach 45' T-Shirts Anger Customers," 3 July 2018 Buyers and sellers needed to believe that payment would be forthcoming, and that the product would be as described. The Economist, "User-rating systems are cut-rate substitutes for a skilful boss," 28 June 2018 CBS Los Angeles reports the move follows a massive online backlash that resulted in her products getting dropped by other marijuana sellers. CBS News, "Woman resigns as CEO of company after backlash from calling police on girl selling water," 27 June 2018 This internet purchase exchange location also allows buyers and sellers to avoid providing home or work addresses. Susan Demar Lafferty, Daily Southtown, "Will County Sheriff offers safe spot to complete online transactions," 22 June 2018 It’s enough money to buy more cattle, more governmental permits, and maybe even more acreage from private sellers. Longreads, "The Dying Days of the New West," 8 May 2018 To get the rest, state lawmakers and revenue officials here and across the country will need to create taxation systems that don’t pose undue hardships for online sellers. Jon Chesto,, "Wayfair ruling allows online sales taxes, but there’s no rush," 21 June 2018 Serta Simmons and other traditional mattress makers face increasing competition from online sellers like Casper, Leesa and Zinus. Wendy Lee, San Francisco Chronicle, "Serta Simmons lays off 150 workers as mattress plant closes," 30 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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evasion of direct action or statement

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