Definition of seller in English:

seller

noun

  • 1A person who sells something.

    ‘street sellers of newspapers, flowers, etc.’
    • ‘Police have declared war on rogue street sellers causing a nuisance to shoppers and traders in Chelmsford.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This also includes not intruding on the preferred sites of street traders and Big Issue sellers.’
    • ‘Many African musicians find that they do better financially by marketing their own cassettes through street sellers.’
    • ‘There are also many street musicians, artists and flower sellers.’
    • ‘It's an occasion for patriotism, with street sellers offering flags to passers-by.’
    • ‘But by this time shopkeepers and fellow street sellers had gathered around, so the group left.’
    • ‘However, there are areas in Jakarta where sellers lineup on the streets with small puppies in cages for sale.’
    • ‘Trading standards chiefs found street sellers peddling the furry pandas, rabbits, cats and dogs in Rochdale and Oldham.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She was an orange girl, a flower seller and small girl selling water cress and many more.’
    • ‘I searched in vain for the street seller I bought a necklace from and promptly lost in the Blue Lagoon near Keflavik.’
    • ‘Soak up the atmosphere as you mingle with fruit and spice sellers, basket sellers and ironmongers.’
    • ‘He remembers Evening Advertiser street sellers standing outside the main works entrance and at several other places in Swindon.’
    • ‘These retailers, rather than newsagents, are now the biggest sellers of newspapers.’
    • ‘The street sellers are all eager, animated young men who use guile and smiles to get shoppers to pay up.’
    • ‘A market stall-holder, a seller of vegetables, tries to buy your sword for just three gold coins.’
    • ‘The street sellers are expected to abide by the city's regulations to keep the streets clean and organized.’
    • ‘Their children will have to drop out of school and get in fight on the streets, or become street musicians or street newspaper sellers.’
    vendor, retailer, purveyor, shopkeeper, supplier, stockist, trader, merchant, dealer
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  • 2with adjective A product that sells in some specified way.

    ‘the book became the biggest seller in the history of royal publishing’
    • ‘The roast chicken pie has been most popular seller since the Glasgow shop opened for business a week ago.’
    • ‘Does that mean that there can be books that are huge sellers, best-sellers, that are not on the list?’
    • ‘It's the drug company's top seller, grossing $4.28 billion dollars last year.’
    • ‘Another big seller in the US is the Meade made by the Bunratty company.’
    • ‘Its popularity has helped to maintain the Indo as the biggest daily seller in the Republic with a circulation of 165,000.’
    • ‘Hart said another big seller was a three-in-one powertool kit with a free workbench.’
    • ‘That is easy in some cases, especially for those products you were convinced were going to be hot sellers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘McNett also has a surprise firearm-related product waiting in the wings that'll be a hot seller.’
    • ‘Some medicines expected to be big sellers flop; some produced with only modest expectations flourish.’
    • ‘Toys are always good sellers and the teams have produced a rich variety.’
    • ‘Butchers confirmed that sales were buoyant, with beef being the number one seller.’
    • ‘We'll probably have to downsize this whole department soon to make room for whatever the next big seller is.’
    • ‘His company's products are the biggest sellers in Britain, America, Europe and Australia.’
    • ‘The sheer power of the Hip-Hop Economy is that a product can become a top seller simply by being mentioned in a tune.’
    • ‘Published in 1918, the book was a sensationally fast seller and had to be reprinted six times within the year.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Food and body care products are poised to become big sellers, he predicted.’
    • ‘Mobile phones were another big seller as long as they came with hefty discounts.’
    • ‘The Star Wars products were the biggest sellers in company history.’

Phrases

  • seller's (or sellers') market

    • An economic situation in which goods or shares are scarce and sellers can keep prices high.

      • ‘How might such an event affect the seller's market for TV advertising?’
      • ‘It's a seller's market now and there are tremendous opportunities out there.’
      • ‘In a seller's market for skilled workers, employees are more demanding about what they want and less appreciative of what they get.’
      • ‘The buyer's market for auditors - in which accounting firms cross-sold consulting services and pandered to clients - has been transformed into a seller's market.’
      • ‘But because health care is a seller's market and the customers have nowhere else to go, the health care providers can pass their costs along - and they do.’
      • ‘All the sellers are going to say this is a seller's market.’
      • ‘This was a sellers' market and the new cash caused prices to rise.’
      • ‘Unlike some major urban areas, like San Francisco and the nearby Silicon Valley, where housing prices flattened or turned down during the past two years, the second-home niche has become a seller's market.’
      • ‘In a seller's market like this, buyers behave very carefully.’
      • ‘While before 1989 it was basically a seller's market, after 1989 it has turned into a buyer's market.’

Pronunciation

seller

/ˈsɛlə/