short sale Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “short sale” in the English Dictionary

"short sale" in Business English

See all translations

short salenoun [C]

uk   us  
STOCK MARKET an occasion when someone sells shares that they have borrowed hoping that their price will fall before they have to replace them so that they make a profit: The Fund may make short sales in an attempt to protect against market declines.
PROPERTY an occasion when a house is sold for less than the value of its mortgage: A homeowner involved in a short sale will see an 80- to 100-point drop on his or her credit score.
(Definition of short sale from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of short sale?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“short sale” in Business English

A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

spaceship

(especially in stories) a vehicle used for travel in space

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More