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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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 The authorized seller for Olympic tickets in the United States,, did not list available tickets in its inventory in the months leading into the Tokyo Games. Washington Post, "Everything you need to know about the Tokyo Olympics," 20 Feb. 2021 Last week, Major League Baseball released the second edition of its new annual best-seller, its guide to pandemic protocols and baseball in a crazy time. Evan Grant, Dallas News, "How the Rangers are handling spring training preparations with MLB’s latest pandemic protocols," 15 Feb. 2021 If the stock rises, the short seller is exposed to losses that are theoretically infinite. New York Times, "‘Dumb Money’ Is on GameStop, and It’s Beating Wall Street at Its Own Game," 27 Jan. 2021 The denizens of the Wall Street Bets subreddit helped push the flailing stock to dizzying heights—while a short-seller alleged an accompanying harassment campaign. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, "A Fight Over GameStop's Soaring Stock Turns Ugly," 22 Jan. 2021 Launched in 2017, the Switch became a fast-seller, followed by the game console's handheld version, the Switch Lite, launched in September 2019. CBS News, "A look back at the big wins and fails in technology in 2020," 1 Jan. 2021 After giving the man the money, the seller, driving a black vehicle, took off without handing over the phone. John Benson, cleveland, "iPhone seller steals buyer’s money at gas station meet: Strongsville Police Blotter," 30 Dec. 2020 Luckin initially denied a report, circulated on Jan. 31 by Muddy Waters, the prominent U.S. short-seller firm, alleging fabricated sales. Fortune Editors, Fortune, "The biggest business scandals of 2020," 27 Dec. 2020 During the holiday season, many shoppers are looking for items that may not be found easily in stores or through first party seller, such as the Sony PlayStation 5, which was released on Nov. 12 and is currently sold out, according to the company. William Sanders, Arkansas Online, "Beware online con men, FBI tells shoppers," 27 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of seller

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of seller was in the 13th century

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27 Feb 2021

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“Seller.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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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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