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Sell

To relinquish ownership of some asset in exchange for some monetary compensation. Selling may take any of several forms. In a cash sale, the seller receives cash or a cash equivalent immediately in exchange for the asset. In a credit sale, the seller surrenders ownership immediately in exchange for future payment, often with interest. An example of a sale is a simple transaction involving widgets. If the seller is willing to accept $2 per widget and the buyer wishes to purchase 100 widgets, then the seller gives to the buyer 100 widgets and in their place receives $200. See also: Buy.

sell

To dispose of an asset. Compare buy.

sell

see SELLING.
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On the 9th of April he sold the saddle--said he wasn't going to risk HIS life with any perishable saddle-girth that ever was made, over a rainy, miry April road, while he could ride bareback and know and feel he was safe--always HAD despised to ride on a saddle, anyway.
On the 24th of April he sold his horse--said 'I'm just fifty-seven today, hale and hearty--it would be a PRETTY howdy-do for me to be wasting such a trip as that and such weather as this, on a horse, when there ain't anything in the world so splendid as a tramp on foot through the fresh spring woods and over the cheery mountains, to a man that IS a man--and I can make my dog carry my claim in a little bundle, anyway, when it's collected.
On the 22d of June he sold his dog--said 'Dern a dog, anyway, where you're just starting off on a rattling bully pleasure tramp through the summer woods and hills--perfect nuisance--chases the squirrels, barks at everything, goes a-capering and splattering around in the fords-- man can't get any chance to reflect and enjoy nature-- and I'd a blamed sight ruther carry the claim myself, it's a mighty sight safer; a dog's mighty uncertain in a financial way- -always noticed it--well, GOOD-by, boys--last call--I'm off for Tennessee with a good leg and a gay heart, early in the morning.
If more than five subdivided lots are sold, then the gain for years in or after the year in which these additional lots are sold is taxed at ordinary rates to the extent of 5 percent of its selling price [Sec.
Setting up a "stop-loss" order when you purchase a particular stock will ensure that it will automatically be sold if it falls below the specific price you designate.
TRANSACTIONS LAST WEEK: Sold 19,048 shares of BitWise Designs at $14.
B passed away on May 15, 1997; R sold the residence on Oct.
Many businesses that are sold are owned by C corporations, which produces two levels of taxation in an asset sale: first at the corporate level on the assets' sale and second at the shareholder level when the net sales proceeds are distributed to the shareholders in a corporate liquidation.
If and when the stock's price rises to or above the limit price, the order will be executed and the stock sold at $45 or higher.
Of the 194 units in the building, 40 had been sold at time the building was converted, and none for seven years after.
On December 10, 2004, Profiles in History sold over $1 million worth of Hollywood's most prized artifacts from classic and contemporary television and film.