Learner's definition of SALE
1 a [count] : the act of selling something: the exchange of goods, services, or property for money
b sales [plural] : the total amount of money that a business receives from selling goods or services
They profited from the sale of the house.
the company's online/Internet sales
Salespeople are paid a commission whenever they make a sale. [=sell something]
Sales are up by $6,000 this month.
the company's annual sales
The company made over one million dollars in sales this quarter.
an increase/decrease in sales
disappointing sales figures [=numbers that show how much money was made from sales]
2 [count] : an event or occasion during which a business sells goods or services at prices that are lower than usual
The store is having/holding a spring sale.
Everything in the store will be 15 percent off during the sale.
There is a sale on flights between New York and Paris.
(Brit) I bought these shoes in the sales. [=at a time when many stores have a sale]
3 sales [plural] : the business or activity of selling goods or services— often used before another noun 4 [count] : a public event at which things are sold
1 : available to be bought 2 chiefly US : selling at a price that is lower than usual
on sale or returnBritish, business
: with the agreement that products which are not sold will be taken back without having to be paid for