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  • (UK) IPA(key): /seɪl/
  • Rhymes: -eɪl
  • Homophone: sail

From Middle English sale, from Old English sala (act of selling, sale), from Old Norse sala (sale), from Proto-Germanic *salō (delivery), from Proto-Indo-European *selh₁- (to grab).

sale (countable and uncountable, plural sales)

  1. An exchange of goods or services for currency or credit.
  2. (Short for discount sale) The sale of goods at reduced prices.
  3. The act of putting up for auction to the highest bidder.
  • (selling of goods at reduced prices): cut-rate sale, sales event
  • (act of putting up for auction to the highest bidder): auction, public sale
  • purchase

From Middle English sale, sal, from Old English sæl (room, hall, castle), from Proto-Germanic *salą (house, hall), from Proto-Indo-European *sel- (home, dwelling, village). Cognate with West Frisian seal, Dutch zaal, German Saal, Swedish sal, Icelandic salur, Lithuanian sala (village). Doublet of sala and salle. Related also to salon, saloon.

sale (plural sales)

  1. (obsolete) A hall.
  • ASLE, Ales, ELAS, Elsa, LAEs, LEAs, SEAL, Seal, Sela, aels, ales, lase, leas, seal, sela


  1. plural of saal (hall)

From Latin salem, accusative of sāl.

sale ?

  1. salt
  • “sale” in INFCOR: Banca di dati di a lingua corsa
  • IPA(key): /sal/
  • Homophone: salle

Inherited from Middle French sale, from Old French sale (dull, dirty), from Frankish *salu (dull, dirty grey), from Proto-Germanic *salwaz (dusky, dark, muddy), from Proto-Indo-European *salw-, *sal- (dirt, dirty). Cognate with Old High German salo (dull, dirty grey), Old English salu (dark, dusky), Old Norse sǫlr (yellowish). More at sallow.

sale (plural sales)

  1. dirty
    Synonyms: crasseux, malpropre
    Antonyms: net, propre
    Hyponyms: dégoûtant, répugnant, sali, sordide, souillé, terni
  2. bad, unpleasant
  3. vile, despicable
    Synonyms: méprisable, vil
    Hyponyms: dégoûtant, répugnant, sordide
    Un sale typeA vile man.

From saler.


  1. inflection of saler:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative
  • “sale” in Émile Littré, Dictionnaire de la langue française, 1872–1877.
  • “sale”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
  • IPA(key): /ˈsa.le/
  • Rhymes: -ale
  • Hyphenation: sà‧le

From Latin salem.

sale m (plural sali)

  1. salt, sal
  • sale in – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

sale f pl

  1. plural of sala

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.


  1. third-person singular present indicative of salire
  • Ales, Elsa, elsa, lesa


  1. ablative singular of sāl
  • sale”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sale in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • sale”, in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • sale”, in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

From Old French sale (dull, dirty), from a Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *salwaz (dusky, dark, muddy), from Proto-Indo-European *salw-, *sal- (dirt, dirty).

sale m or f

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) dirty
  • sale maladie (venereal disease)
  • sadle

From Old Norse sǫðla, from Proto-Germanic *sadulōną.

sale (present tense saler, past tense salte or salet, past participle salt or salet, present participle salende, imperative sal)

  1. (transitive) to saddle
  • “sale” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • Asle, ales, Elsa, esla, lase, leas, -elsa, sela, slae
  • sala (a infinitive)

From Old Norse sǫðla, from Proto-Germanic *sadulōną.

sale (present tense salar, past tense sala, past participle sala, passive infinitive salast, present participle salande, imperative sale/sal)

  1. (transitive) to saddle
  • “sale” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
  • Asle, elas, Elsa, lase, lesa

From Frankish *sali (dwelling, house, entrance hall).

sale oblique singularf (oblique plural sales, nominative singular sale, nominative plural sales)

  1. room (subsection of a building)
  • French : salle
  • Norman: salle
  • IPA(key): /ˈsa.le/
  • Rhymes: -ale
  • Hyphenation: sa‧le


  1. inflection of său:
    1. genitive/dative feminine singular
    2. feminine/neuter plural

sale (Cyrillic spelling сале)

  1. inflection of sala:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative plural
  • IPA(key): /ˈsale/ [ˈsa.le]
  • Rhymes: -ale
  • Syllabification: sa‧le

From salir. For the interjection, sale is part of a former rhyming phrase, sale y vale; see valer.


  1. (Mexico) ok
    Synonyms: (Argentina) dale, vale


  1. third-person singular present indicative of salir


  1. inflection of salar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative
  • sal

From Latin sal, salem.

sale f

  1. salt (sodium chloride, non-chemical usage)

sale m (plural sali)

  1. (chemistry) salt

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