Definition of seller in English:



  • 1A person who sells something.

    ‘street sellers of newspapers, flowers, etc.’
    • ‘There are also many street musicians, artists and flower sellers.’
    • ‘Clark, who was a newspaper seller on the streets and was known as Nobby, was attacked at night and robbed of his watch and the contents of his money belt.’
    • ‘Police have declared war on rogue street sellers causing a nuisance to shoppers and traders in Chelmsford.’
    • ‘One of the nostalgic memories all visitors to Turkey bring home are the cries, along with the call to prayers, of the ubiquitous street sellers.’
    • ‘A market stall-holder, a seller of vegetables, tries to buy your sword for just three gold coins.’
    • ‘Soak up the atmosphere as you mingle with fruit and spice sellers, basket sellers and ironmongers.’
    • ‘I can't eat my soup and sandwich at Atlas without something to read, and so I stop off to buy the Nottingham Evening Post from a street seller.’
    • ‘Many African musicians find that they do better financially by marketing their own cassettes through street sellers.’
    • ‘However, there are areas in Jakarta where sellers lineup on the streets with small puppies in cages for sale.’
    • ‘The street sellers are expected to abide by the city's regulations to keep the streets clean and organized.’
    • ‘It's an occasion for patriotism, with street sellers offering flags to passers-by.’
    • ‘She was an orange girl, a flower seller and small girl selling water cress and many more.’
    • ‘These retailers, rather than newsagents, are now the biggest sellers of newspapers.’
    • ‘He remembers Evening Advertiser street sellers standing outside the main works entrance and at several other places in Swindon.’
    • ‘Their children will have to drop out of school and get in fight on the streets, or become street musicians or street newspaper sellers.’
    • ‘This also includes not intruding on the preferred sites of street traders and Big Issue sellers.’
    • ‘But by this time shopkeepers and fellow street sellers had gathered around, so the group left.’
    • ‘The street sellers are all eager, animated young men who use guile and smiles to get shoppers to pay up.’
    • ‘I searched in vain for the street seller I bought a necklace from and promptly lost in the Blue Lagoon near Keflavik.’
    • ‘Trading standards chiefs found street sellers peddling the furry pandas, rabbits, cats and dogs in Rochdale and Oldham.’
    vendor, retailer, purveyor, shopkeeper, supplier, stockist, trader, merchant, dealer
    salesperson, salesman, saleswoman, sales assistant, assistant, shop assistant, travelling salesman, travelling salesperson, travelling saleswoman, representative, sales representative, agent, negotiator, reseller, auctioneer
    sales clerk
    counter-jumper, rep, knight of the road
    saleslady, salesgirl, shop boy, shop girl, shopman, pedlar, hawker, traveller, commercial traveller
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  • 2[with adjective] A product that sells in some specified way.

    ‘the book became the biggest seller in the history of royal publishing’
    • ‘He had never had a really big seller, and frankly was never likely to, because his books are much too subtle and demanding for the average Joe.’
    • ‘Does that mean that there can be books that are huge sellers, best-sellers, that are not on the list?’
    • ‘Published in 1918, the book was a sensationally fast seller and had to be reprinted six times within the year.’
    • ‘It's the drug company's top seller, grossing $4.28 billion dollars last year.’
    • ‘We'll probably have to downsize this whole department soon to make room for whatever the next big seller is.’
    • ‘The roast chicken pie has been most popular seller since the Glasgow shop opened for business a week ago.’
    • ‘Its popularity has helped to maintain the Indo as the biggest daily seller in the Republic with a circulation of 165,000.’
    • ‘The familiar style made famous by Brendan over the years is much to the fore on his latest production which should prove a popular seller this Christmas.’
    • ‘The sheer power of the Hip-Hop Economy is that a product can become a top seller simply by being mentioned in a tune.’
    • ‘Toys are always good sellers and the teams have produced a rich variety.’
    • ‘His company's products are the biggest sellers in Britain, America, Europe and Australia.’
    • ‘Another big seller in the US is the Meade made by the Bunratty company.’
    • ‘Hart said another big seller was a three-in-one powertool kit with a free workbench.’
    • ‘Some medicines expected to be big sellers flop; some produced with only modest expectations flourish.’
    • ‘The Star Wars products were the biggest sellers in company history.’
    • ‘McNett also has a surprise firearm-related product waiting in the wings that'll be a hot seller.’
    • ‘That is easy in some cases, especially for those products you were convinced were going to be hot sellers.’
    • ‘Food and body care products are poised to become big sellers, he predicted.’
    • ‘Butchers confirmed that sales were buoyant, with beef being the number one seller.’
    • ‘Mobile phones were another big seller as long as they came with hefty discounts.’