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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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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Recent Examples on the Web End Zone’s top-sellers include chicken wing, pizza and draft beer, Lowe says. Matt Wake |, al, "What’s coming to former Moe’s BBQ in South Huntsville?," 31 Jan. 2020 Also included was the brand's Glycolic Acid Body Scrub, which is a best-seller that fights dryness and dead skin buildup (perfect for this time of year). Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Kim Kardashian Professed Her Love for Dr. Pimple Popper on Instagram," 25 Jan. 2020 The novel by literary sensation Rooney was one of 2019’s biggest books in the U.S., emerging as an instant New York Times best-seller and being named one of the 10 best books of the year by critics from The New York Times, Slate, Elle, and more. David Canfield,, "Sally Rooney's Normal People becomes steamy TV romance in first teaser," 17 Jan. 2020 More recent plans to spend were sidelined by a 2018 short-seller report that sent the company’s stock tumbling. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "XPO Logistics Explores Strategic Alternatives for Business Units," 15 Jan. 2020 How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie A self-help book for the masses, Dale Carnegie’s 1936 best-seller offers advice for anyone looking to improve their personal and professional lives. Time, "Here Are the 10 Most Borrowed Books of All Time at the New York Public Library," 13 Jan. 2020 Rheumatoid arthritis treatment Humira, the industry’s current best-seller, was introduced after two similar medicines, Remicade and Enbrel, were already on the market. Matthew Herper, STAT, "A ‘radical proposition’: A health care veteran tries to upend the system and bring drug prices down," 12 Jan. 2020 Winslow, 66, is a crime novelist who has published several best-sellers, including The Border and The Cartel. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "Celebrities offer $200K to charity if Stephanie Grisham holds hourlong White House press briefing," 9 Jan. 2020 New vehicles ranging from America’s perennial best-seller, the Ford F-150, to luxury SUVs, electric sports cars and affordable entry-level models will all go on sale over the next 12 months. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "These are the best, most interesting, important vehicles coming in 2020," 6 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of seller

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 Feb 2020

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“Seller.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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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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