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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
sold at a premium
▪ Top quality cigars are being sold at a premium.
sold for scrap
▪ The equipment was sold for scrap.
sold on the open market
▪ The painting would fetch millions of dollars if it was sold on the open market.
sold out
▪ The group will play three sold-out shows at Wembley Stadium.
work/be sold for a pittance
▪ The crop was sold for a pittance.
be sold a pup/buy a pup
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Sell \Sell\ (s[e^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sold (s[=o]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Selling.] [OE. sellen, sillen, AS. sellan, syllan, to give, to deliver; akin to OS. sellian, OFries. sella, OHG. sellen, Icel. selja to hand over, to sell, Sw. s["a]lja to sell, Dan. s[ae]lge, Goth. saljan to offer a sacrifice; all from a noun akin to E. sale. Cf. Sale.]

  1. To transfer to another for an equivalent; to give up for a valuable consideration; to dispose of in return for something, especially for money. It is the correlative of buy.

    If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor.
    --Matt. xix. 21.

    I am changed; I'll go sell all my land.

    Note: Sell is corellative to buy, as one party buys what the other sells. It is distinguished usually from exchange or barter, in which one commodity is given for another; whereas in selling the consideration is usually money, or its representative in current notes.

  2. To make a matter of bargain and sale of; to accept a price or reward for, as for a breach of duty, trust, or the like; to betray.

    You would have sold your king to slaughter.

  3. To impose upon; to trick; to deceive; to make a fool of; to cheat. [Slang]

    To sell one's life dearly, to cause much loss to those who take one's life, as by killing a number of one's assailants.

    To sell (anything) out, to dispose of it wholly or entirely; as, he had sold out his corn, or his interest in a business.


Sold \Sold\, n. [F. solde. See Soldier, and cf. Sou.] Solary; military pay. [Obs.]


Sold \Sold\, imp. & p. p. of Sell.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

past tense and past participle of sell (v.); from Old English salde.


Etymology 1 vb. (en-past of: sell) Etymology 2

n. (context obsolete English) solary; military pay

  1. n. the activity of persuading someone to buy; "it was a hard sell"

  2. [also: sold]

  1. v. exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit" [ant: buy]

  2. be sold at a certain price or in a certain way; "These books sell like hot cakes"

  3. do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood; "She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes" [syn: deal, trade]

  4. persuade somebody to accept something; "The French try to sell us their image as great lovers"

  5. give up for a price or reward; "She sold her principles for a successful career"

  6. deliver to an enemy by treachery; "Judas sold Jesus"; "The spy betrayed his country" [syn: betray]

  7. be approved of or gain acceptance; "The new idea sold well in certain circles"

  8. be responsible for the sale of; "All her publicity sold the products"

  9. [also: sold]


adj. disposed of to a purchaser; "this merchandise is sold" [ant: unsold]


See sell


Sold may refer to:

  • Sold (album), the debut solo album by British singer Boy George
  • Sold (TV series), a British comedy drama television series
  • Sold (McCormick novel), a 2006 novel by Patricia McCormick and Illustrated by Bryn Barnard
  • Sold (Gullifer novel), a 2009 novel by Brendan Gullifer
  • Sold (1915 film), an American silent film directed by Edwin S. Porter
  • Sold (2014 film), a narrative feature film directed by Jeffrey D. Brown
  • " Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)", a 1995 song by John Michael Montgomery
  • "Sold", a 2002 song by Rosemary's Billygoat
Sold (album)

Sold is the debut solo album by British singer Boy George, released in 1987, for the Virgin Music label, including the hit singles, “ Everything I Own” ( UK #1), “Keep Me in Mind” (UK #29), “To Be Reborn” (UK #13), and the title track “Sold” (UK #24).

Sold (TV series)

Sold is a British comedy drama television series produced by Touchpaper Television for ITV. The series stars Kris Marshall and Bryan Dick as Matt and Danny, employees of Colubrines Estate Agents. It is written by Steve Coombes and was broadcast between 15 November and 20 December 2007.

Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)

"Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)" is a song written by Richard Fagan and Robb Royer, and recorded by American country music artist John Michael Montgomery. It was released in May 1995 as the second single from his self-titled album. It hit number-one on the country charts in the United States and Canada in July 1995. It is one of Montgomery's best-known songs and was named Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks' number-one single for 1995.

Sold (McCormick novel)

Sold is a novel by Patricia McCormick, published in 2006. It tells the story of a girl from Nepal named Lakshmi, who is sold into sexual slavery in India. The novel is written in a series of short, vignette-style chapters, from the point of view of the main character. The 2014 movie Sold by Oscar-winning director Jeffrey D. Brown is based on the same novel.

Sold (Gullifer novel)

Sold is the debut novel by Australian writer and journalist Brendan Gullifer, published in April 2009 by Sleepers Publishing 1.

Sold (1915 film)

Sold was a 1915 American silent drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. Based on George Erastov's play of the same name (which was an adaptation of the Henri Bernstein French play Le Secret), the film starred stage actress Pauline Frederick and was directed by Hugh Ford and Edwin S. Porter. The film was re-released in 1919 by Paramount. It is now considered lost.

Sold (2014 film)

Sold is a 2014 narrative feature film directed by Jeffrey D. Brown based on Patricia McCormick's novel Sold.

The film is executive produced by Emma Thompson) and produced by Jane Charles. The script was written by Joseph Kwong and Jeffrey D. Brown.

Sold (Died Pretty album)

Sold is the sixth album by Australian rock band Died Pretty. It was released in 1996 and peaked at No.29 in the ARIA album charts. The album was the last to include drummer Nick Kennedy, who left the band during recording; he was replaced in the sessions by Shane Melder, on loan from Sidewinder. It was co-produced by former Radio Birdman vocalist Rob Younger, who had produced the band's 1986 debut Free Dirt, and Wayne Connolly, who went on to co-produce the next two Died Pretty albums.

Singer and song co-writer Ron Peno said the album's lyrics, inspired by the departure of his long-time girlfriend, were very personal. He told the Herald Sun: "Every song can actually move me to tears. It was something I had to get out of my system. It was something that was happening in my life and it stopped happening and I'm trying to get over it."

The Age called the album a classic, the Sydney Morning Herald described it as "magnificent" and the Herald Sun's review said: "While it retains some of the rough edges associated with previous records, Sold is mostly pristine and polished, and pitched squarely at commercial radio."

It was Died Pretty's second and final album for Sony Records. The company dropped the band from its roster in April 1996.

Usage examples of "sold".

For this reason had their once-vast landholdings shrunk with the passing of the centuries, progressively split into smaller and smaller parcels to provide for two and three sons, and some of it sold to provide dowries for daughters.

If possible, he fought a little war against some barbarian tribe on the borders, took their gold and their sacred treasures, sold the captives of his sword into slavery, and pocketed the proceeds.

Greek from Corinth who had managed to get himself an education and then sold himself into slavery in order to make his fortune and eventually acquire the Roman citizenship.

Whenever he could, he stole enough to slip old Quintus Gavius Myrto a silver denarius or a plump chicken, and when he was a little older, he sold himself to get that silver denarius.

His father had taken the lovingly accumulated treasures of Quintus Gavius Myrto and sold them all to buy wine.

After which, conscript members of the jury, Lucius Fraucus will be sold into debt-bondage until he has made up the difference between the sum demanded and the sum obtained from the forced sale of all his property.

She had been sold into captivity with her mother when she was four years old, after Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus had conquered the Arverni and carved out our province of Gaul-across-the-Alps.

Then Teutobod said he had had a dream while he rode back to the wagons of his people, and was visited by the great god Ziu, and Ziu told him that if his people kept marching south into the Roman lands, the Romans would inflict a defeat upon them that would see all the warriors, the women, and the children slain or sold into slavery.

King Attalus of Pergamum willed his kingdom to Rome, had sold the whole land of Phrygia to the fifth King Mithridates of Pontus for a huge sum of gold, and thereby let the inscrutable Orient into western Asia Minor.

Senate through its aediles and quaestors made sure the Head Count was sold grain at a reasonable price, even if in times of shortage that meant buying expensive grain and letting it go at the same reasonable price, much to the chagrin of the Treasury.

I have decreed that all the spoils including those sold into slavery are to be divided up in the correct proportions among my men.

Even so, sixty thousand live Cimbric women and children were sold to the slavers, as were twenty thousand warriors.

The agents who had sold the insula offered to act on her behalf when it came to collecting the rents and dealing with the tenants, and Caesar had thought this a good idea, so the obedient new wife agreed.

As the victor of Vercellae, I claim all the captives taken to be sold into slavery.

Aquillius set about organizing the bequest as the Roman province of Asia, he sold most of Phrygia to King Mithridates V of Pontus for a sum of gold which he put into his own purse.