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SELL, for self; and sells for selves. [Scot.]

SELL, n. [L. sella.] A saddle, and a throne. Obs.

SELL, v. t. pret. and pp. sold. [

1. To transfer property or the exclusive right of possession to another for an equivalent in money. It is correlative to buy, as one party buys what the other sells. It is distinguished from exchange or barter, in which one commodity is given for another; wheras in selling the consideration is money, or its representative in current notes. To this distinction there may be certain exceptions. "Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for a mess of pottage." But this is unusual. "Let us sell Joseph to the Ishmaelites- And they sold him for twenty pieces of silver." Gen. 37.

Among the Hebrews, parents had power to sell their children.

2. To betray; to deliver or surrender for money or reward; as, to sell one's country.

3. To yield or give for a certain consideration. the troops fought like lions, and sold their lives dearly. that is, they yielded their lives, but first destroyed many, which made it a dear purchase for their enemies.

4. In Scripture, to give up to be harassed and made slaves.

He sold them into the hands of their enemies. Judg. 2.

5. To part with; to renounce or forsake.

Buy the truth and sell it not. Prov. 23.




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SELL, for self; and sells for selves. [Scot.]

SELL, n. [L. sella.] A saddle, and a throne. Obs.

SELL, v. t. pret. and pp. sold. [

1. To transfer property or the exclusive right of possession to another for an equivalent in money. It is correlative to buy, as one party buys what the other sells. It is distinguished from exchange or barter, in which one commodity is given for another; wheras in selling the consideration is money, or its representative in current notes. To this distinction there may be certain exceptions. "Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for a mess of pottage." But this is unusual. "Let us sell Joseph to the Ishmaelites- And they sold him for twenty pieces of silver." Gen. 37.

Among the Hebrews, parents had power to sell their children.

2. To betray; to deliver or surrender for money or reward; as, to sell one's country.

3. To yield or give for a certain consideration. the troops fought like lions, and sold their lives dearly. that is, they yielded their lives, but first destroyed many, which made it a dear purchase for their enemies.

4. In Scripture, to give up to be harassed and made slaves.

He sold them into the hands of their enemies. Judg. 2.

5. To part with; to renounce or forsake.

Buy the truth and sell it not. Prov. 23.


SELL, a. [or pron.]

For Self; and Sells for Selves. [Scot.] – B. Jonson.


SELL, n. [Fr. selle; L. sella.]

A saddle, and a throne. [Obs.] – Spenser.


SELL, v.i.

  1. To have commerce; to practice selling. – Shak.
  2. To be sold. Corn sells at a good price.

SELL, v.t. [pret. and pp. sold. Sax. selan, sellan, sylan or syllan, to give, grant, yield, assign or sell; syllan to bote, to give in compensation, to give to boot; Sw. sälia; Ice. selia; Dan. sælger; Basque, saldu. The primary sense is to deliver, send or transfer, or to put off. The sense of sell, as we now understand the word, is wholly derivative; as we see by the Saxon phrases, syllan to agenne, to give for one's own; syllan to gyfe, to bestow for a gift, to bestow or confer gratis.]

  1. To transfer property or the exclusive right of possession to another for an equivalent in money. It is correlative to buy, as one party buys what the other sells. It is distinguished from exchange or barter, in which one commodity is given for another; whereas in selling the consideration is money, or its representative in current notes. To this distinction there may be exceptions. “Esau sold his birth-right to Jacob for a mess of pottage.” But this is unusual. “Let us sell Joseph to the Ishmaelites … and they sold him for twenty pieces of silver.” – Gen. xxxvii. Among the Hebrews, parents had power to sell their children.
  2. To betray; to deliver or surrender for money or a reward; as, to sell one's country.
  3. To yield or give for a consideration. The troops fought like lions, and sold their lives dearly; that is, they yielded their lives, but first destroyed many, which made it a dear purchase for their enemies.
  4. In Scripture, to give up to be harassed and made slaves. He sold them into the hands of their enemies. – Judges ii.
  5. To part with; to renounce or forsake. Buy the truth and sell it not. – Prov. xxiii. To sell one's self to do evil, to give up one's self to be the slave of sin, and to work wickedness without restraint. – 1 Kings xxi. 2 Kings vii.

Sell
  1. Self.

    [Obs. or Scot.] B. Jonson.
  2. A sill.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.
  3. A cell; a house.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.
  4. A saddle for a horse.

    [Obs.]

    He left his lofty steed with golden self. Spenser.

  5. To transfer to another for an equivalent; to give up for a valuable consideration; to dispose of in return for something, especially for money.

    If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor. Matt. xix. 21.

    I am changed; I'll go sell all my land. Shak.

    * Sell is corellative to buy, as one party buys what the other sells. It is distinguished usually from exchange or barter, in which one commodity is given for another; whereas in selling the consideration is usually money, or its representative in current notes.

  6. To practice selling commodities.

    I will buy with you, sell with you; . . . but I will not eat with you. Shak.

  7. An imposition; a cheat; a hoax.

    [Colloq.]
  8. A throne or lofty seat.

    [Obs.] Fairfax.
  9. To make a matter of bargain and sale of; to accept a price or reward for, as for a breach of duty, trust, or the like; to betray.

    You would have sold your king to slaughter. Shak.

  10. To be sold; as, corn sells at a good price.

    To sell out, to sell one's whole stockk in trade or one's entire interest in a property or a business.

  11. To impose upon; to trick; to deceive; to make a fool of; to cheat.

    [Slang] Dickens.

    To sell one's life dearly, to cause much loss to those who take one's life, as by killing a number of one's assailants. -- To sell (anything) out, to dispose of it wholly or entirely; as, he had sold out his corn, or his interest in a business.

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Sell

SELL, for self; and sells for selves. [Scot.]

SELL, noun [Latin sella.] A saddle, and a throne. Obs.

SELL, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive sold. [

1. To transfer property or the exclusive right of possession to another for an equivalent in money. It is correlative to buy, as one party buys what the other sells. It is distinguished from exchange or barter, in which one commodity is given for another; wheras in selling the consideration is money, or its representative in current notes. To this distinction there may be certain exceptions. 'Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for a mess of pottage.' But this is unusual. 'Let us sell Joseph to the Ishmaelites- And they sold him for twenty pieces of silver.' Genesis 37:27.

Among the Hebrews, parents had power to sell their children.

2. To betray; to deliver or surrender for money or reward; as, to sell one's country.

3. To yield or give for a certain consideration. the troops fought like lions, and sold their lives dearly. that is, they yielded their lives, but first destroyed many, which made it a dear purchase for their enemies.

4. In Scripture, to give up to be harassed and made slaves.

He sold them into the hands of their enemies. Judges 2:1.

5. To part with; to renounce or forsake.

Buy the truth and sell it not. Proverbs 23:23.

To sell one's self to do evil, to give up one's self to be the slave of sin, and to work wickedness without restraint.

SELL, verb intransitive

1. To have commerce; to practice selling.

2. To be sold. Corn sells at a good price.

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