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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Your escrow officer has a spreadsheet listing traditional residential buyer and seller charges in the nine Bay Area counties. Pat Kapowich, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: A thoughtful, timely response to a purchase offer can prevent frustration and loss," 12 Sep. 2019 Among the buyers and sellers: a cardiothoracic surgeon and an automotive aftermarket company executive. Ebony Day, azcentral, "5 Paradise Valley homes sell for more than $2M," 9 Sep. 2019 Dottie’s first novel, the semi-autobiographical Sullivan’s Island, was published in 2000 and debuted at number nine on The New York Times best-seller list. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Dorothea Benton Frank, Best-Selling Lowcountry Author, Has Died," 4 Sep. 2019 These 100% silicone bags have been on Amazon's best-seller list since last summer, and for good reason. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Parents on Amazon Swear By These Reusable Storage Bags for School Lunches," 16 Aug. 2019 Her novels appeared regularly on The New York Times best-seller list, were featured multiple times on Oprah Winfrey’s television book club and were the subject of myriad critical studies. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Toni Morrison, ‘Beloved’ author and nobel laureate, dies at 88," 6 Aug. 2019 Her novels appeared regularly on The New York Times best-seller list, were featured multiple times on Oprah Winfrey’s television book club and were the subject of myriad critical studies. Essence, "Photos Of Toni Morrison's Life Through The Years," 6 Aug. 2019 In The Russian, the ninth novel by Ben Coes, whose work has appeared on The New York Times' best-seller list, absurdities abound. Bruce Desilva, Dallas News, "'The Russian' by Ben Coes is a preposterous thriller," 30 July 2019 Ultra Ball — an extra bouncy rubber ball that keeps pups entertained for hours — that’s now taken over the number one best-seller spot in Amazon’s dog toys category. Christina Butan,, "This 'Indestructible' Dog Toy Is the Number One Best-Seller on Amazon — and It's Only $4," 26 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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