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Meaning of sold by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • IPA: /ˈsəʊld/
    • Rhymes: -əʊld



    1. Simple past tense and past participle of sell .

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Explanation of sold by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. disposed of to a purchaser

    2. this merchandise is sold

    Definition of sold by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Sell ( sĕl ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sold ( sōld ); 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. sälja to sell, Dan. sælge, 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. Shak.

      ☞ 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. Shak.

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

      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.

    2. Sold imp. & p. p. of Sell.

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