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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For now, the online marketplace gets one seller shorter, while independent bookstores seem to have created a sustained moment of success. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Microsoft Is Closing Its Ebook Store and Taking the Books With It," 2 Apr. 2019 Over the last five years, online sellers like Grailed, Poshmark, Depop, and TheRealReal have created a seamless way for shoppers to buy used and vintage clothing without having to rummage through racks and racks of clothing at second-hand shops. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "In The Future We’ll All Probably Be Wearing Used Clothing," 20 Mar. 2019 See: Hum, a top seller in Sephora’s growing nutrition section, which offers a digestive-focused formula, Flatter Me, and skin-and-hair supplements called Red Carpet. Jancee Dunn, Allure, "Pretty Pills: How Beauty Supplements Changed the Way We View Wellness," 2 Oct. 2018 That prompted Instagram’s algorithms to serve up more posts from other drug sellers and introducing him to other related hashtags. Christopher Carbone, Fox News, "How Instagram is cracking down on illegal drug sales," 27 Sep. 2018 Shares of the cosmetics seller and the fashion house have both rallied nearly 20% so far this year. Jessica Menton, WSJ, "Earnings Season to Offer Next Test for Retail Stocks," 15 Feb. 2019 In the fold While the Galaxy S10 will be the bigger seller, the star of the show will likely be the folding phone that Samsung teased at its developer conference in November. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Samsung’s Galaxy S10 will launch on Feb 20, and we only have one question: Will it fold?," 10 Jan. 2019 Yes, even the best-sellers with thousands of five-star reviews. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "My Eyeshadow Wouldn’t Last an Hour Without Fenty’s Primer," 27 July 2018 And buyers purchased homes, on average, at 97.4 percent of the seller’s asking price in June, the data show. Reema Amin,, "Housing indicators reflect strong seller's market in Baltimore region," 13 July 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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not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped

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