SELLING THINGS [U, no plural] › the act of selling something, or the time when something is sold: The sale of alcohol is now banned. to make a sale
(up) for sale › available to buy: For sale: ladies' bicycle - good condition. The house next to mine is up for sale.
on sale › UK available to buy in a shop: The video and book are now on sale. › available for a lower price than usual: This album was on sale for half price.
EVENT [C] › an event where things are sold: a sale of used books CHEAP PRICE [C] › a time when a shop sells goods at a lower price than usual: UK I bought this dress in the sale. → See also car boot sale → See also jumble sale