KJV Dictionary Definition: sale


SALE, n. The primary sense of sell, is simply to deliver or cause to pass from one person to another.

1. The act of selling; the exchange of a commodity for money of equivalent value. The exchange of one commodity for another is barter or permutation, and sale differs from barter only in the nature of the equivalent given.

2. Vent; power of selling; market. He went to market, but found no sale for his goods.

3. Auction; public sale to the highest bidder, or exposure of goods in market. Little used.

4. State of being venal, or of being offered to bribery; as, to set the liberty of a state to sale.

5. A wicker basket.

SALE, a. Sold; bought; as opposed to homemade. Colloquial.