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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Recent Examples on the Web

Amazon's own products, like its Fire tablets and Echo smart speakers, are usually among the strongest sellers. Mae Anderson,, "Amazon’s rivals sense Prime Day opportunity, rake in sales too," 16 July 2019 Amazon's own products, like its Fire tablets and Echo smart speakers, are usually among the strongest sellers. Fortune, "Amazon Prime Day Generating Competition From Rivals," 16 July 2019 Investors paid $468,684 for about 130 acres of timberland and recreational land off Baldwin County 87 near Linholm Road in Robertsdale, according to Tim Herrington of Herrington Realty, who represented the seller. Kathy Jumper,, "Apartments sell in Saraland," 14 July 2019 The seller told police Wilson pulled out a gun, grabbed the cellphone from him and ran away, the report says. Kaylee Remington,, "Garfield Heights police searching for man accused of armed robbery during cellphone sale," 12 July 2019 Both Spinnaker and the sellers — a partnership of Simon Konover Co., the family of the late developer Philip A. Schonberger and the Gersten family — confirmed the agreement Monday. Kenneth R. Gosselin,, "Norwalk’s Spinnaker Real Estate Partners pursue historic building, parking lots near Bushnell Park for redevelopment," 9 July 2019 Although built in 1991 for the late producer Aaron Spelling and his widow, Candy Spelling, the current seller is Petra Ecclestone, the 30-year-old daughter of Formula One billionaire Bernie Ecclestone. Neal J. Leitereg And Lauren Beale,, "Hot Property Newsletter: La crème de la crème," 6 July 2019 The seller was an Indianapolis businessman that has owned the property since 2005. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Buyer snaps up huge Northeast Texas lodge on 14,500 acres listed at $84 million," 5 July 2019 Usually this means that although the seller is in contract with a buyer, there is some problem looming. Anet Tarpoff, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Think you are not quite ready to buy? Prepare yourself anyway," 3 July 2019

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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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