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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Batman continues to be a best-seller in the comic book industry, according to recent sales estimates from Diamond Comic Distributors. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Batman to be inducted into Comic-Con Hall of Fame in Balboa Park," 18 June 2019 The Thai fried rice and yellow and red curries are also big sellers. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "New Thai Chili 2 Go locations in Phoenix to continue offering affordable, casual dining fare," 13 June 2019 One of the drugs, tiamulin, has been a top seller for Elanco; the W.H.O. views it as medically important to humans, but American regulators do not. Danny Hakim, New York Times, "Warning of ‘Pig Zero’: One Drugmaker’s Push to Sell More Antibiotics," 7 June 2019 An edition of the 9-11 Commission study, published in 2004, was a million seller and a finalist for the National Book Award. Hillel Italie, The Seattle Times, "Publishers plan bound editions of Mueller report," 30 Mar. 2019 The memoir is also the number-one seller in a host of European countries, from Britain to Spain, proving that Mrs. Obama’s inimitable charm is even recognized across the pond. Tess Garcia, Teen Vogue, "Michelle Obama's Memoir "Becoming" Is Already the Best-Selling Hardcover Book of 2018," 1 Dec. 2018 While the classic almond croissant is the best-seller at both bakeries, perhaps the signature pastry is the macron rose. Allen Pierleoni, sacbee, "'Estelle 2.0' culminates lifelong dream for Sacramento baker," 30 June 2018 In the Tampa market, the Ford F Series was the top seller, followed by Toyota’s Camry and Corolla. Roger Simmons,, "What's the most popular car sold in Orlando area? It's from a Japanese company," 21 June 2018 The Tomahawk steak and crazy milkshake desserts (try the Nutella) are the biggest sellers, de Grazia said. Nancy Dahlberg, miamiherald, "The odds are stacked against success stories like these," 10 June 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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