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I love to meet my fans, and after every show I usually hang out for a few hours, talking to my fans, signing autographs, and selling T-shirts.
Tommy Chong

Meaning of "selling" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SELLING

selling  [ˈsɛlɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SELLING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Selling is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SELLING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

selling

Selling

Selling is offering to exchange an item of value for a different item. The original item of value being offered may be either tangible or intangible. The second item, usually money, is most often seen by the seller as being of equal or greater value than that being offered for sale. A person or organization expressing an interest in acquiring the offered item of value is referred to as a potential buyer, prospective customer or prospect. Buying and selling are understood to be two sides of the same "coin" or transaction. Both seller and buyer engage in a process of negotiation to consummate the exchange of values. The exchange, or selling, process has implied rules and identifiable stages. It is implied that the selling process will proceed fairly and ethically so that the parties end up nearly equally rewarded. The stages of selling, and buying, involve getting acquainted, assessing each party’s need for the other’s item of value, and determining if the values to be exchanged are equivalent or nearly so, or, in buyer's terms, "worth the price.” From a management viewpoint it is thought of as a part of marketing, although the skills required are different.

Definition of selling in the English dictionary

The definition of selling in the dictionary is the act of offering something for sale.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SELLING


bestselling
ˌbɛstˈsɛlɪŋ
celling
ˈsɛlɪŋ
compelling
kəmˈpɛlɪŋ
dwelling
ˈdwɛlɪŋ
evil-smelling
ˈiːv əlsmɛlɪŋ
fast-selling
ˈfɑːstˌsɛlɪŋ
Felling
ˈfɛlɪŋ
fortune-telling
ˈfɔːtʃuːntɛlɪŋ
foul-smelling
ˌfaʊlˈsmɛlɪŋ
mis-selling
ˌmɪsˈsɛlɪŋ
misspelling
ˌmɪsˈspɛlɪŋ
propelling
prəˈpɛlɪŋ
retelling
ˌriːˈtɛlɪŋ
shelling
ˈʃɛlɪŋ
spelling
ˈspɛlɪŋ
swelling
ˈswɛlɪŋ
telling
ˈtɛlɪŋ
uncompelling
ˌʌnkəmˈpɛlɪŋ
welling
ˈwɛlɪŋ
yelling
ˈjɛlɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SELLING

sell-by date
sell-off
sell-through
Sella
sellable
Sellafield
selle
seller
seller´s market
Sellers
Sellers screw thread
sellers´ market
selling plate
selling point
selling price
selling race
selling rate
selling-plater
Sellotape
sellout

WORDS THAT END LIKE SELLING

billing
calling
chilling
controlling
direct selling
drilling
falling
feeling
filling
fulfilling
hot-selling
installing
killing
modelling
polling
rolling
scrolling
shilling
start the ball rolling
travelling
willing

Synonyms and antonyms of selling in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SELLING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «selling» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of selling

Translation of «selling» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SELLING

Find out the translation of selling to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of selling from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «selling» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

销售
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

venta
570 millions of speakers

English

selling
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विक्रय
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بيع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

продажи
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

venda
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সেলিং
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vente
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

menjual
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Verkaufs
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

販売
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

판매
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sade
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bán
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விற்பனை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विक्री
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

satış
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vendita
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sprzedaży
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

продажу
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

de vânzare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πώλησης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verkoop
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

säljande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

selger
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of selling

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SELLING»

The term «selling» is very widely used and occupies the 2.526 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SELLING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about selling

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10 QUOTES WITH «SELLING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word selling.
1
Melissa Bean
Even the best data security systems can't protect private taxpayer information from entrepreneurial foreign businesses than can make huge profits selling U.S. taxpayer information.
2
Don Bluth
The marketing department is really an important part of getting an animated film to work. If the people running it are used to selling live action films and the hard rock music and the sex and all those things... Anything outside that, they just don't know what to do with it.
3
David Bonderman
When governments are selling, you should be buying. And when governments are defaulting, we should look at that as an opportunity.
4
Stephen Carter
I find it hard to think of myself as selling books. I don't even have a Web site. I want to sit and write, not sell.
5
Hugo Chavez
I'm a man with many defects. I love. I sing. I dream. I was born in the poor countryside. I was raised in the countryside, planting corn and selling sweets made by my grandmother. My children, my two daughters are with me and I want a better world for my grandchildren, for your grandchildren.
6
Tommy Chong
I love to meet my fans, and after every show I usually hang out for a few hours, talking to my fans, signing autographs, and selling T-shirts.
7
John Collison
One of the really fascinating areas is marketplaces that take advantage of mobile devices. Ridesharing is the obvious example, but that's just the start of it, of selling goods and services with lightweight mobile apps.
8
Ester Dean
It's so funny because if you tweet your lyrics and then you hear it in a song next week, you're like, 'Hey I had that same idea.' I'm very secretive with my music. We have to send emails password protected. Because once that song gets out, you aren't selling that thing.
9
Luke Donald
Chicago is fun. We've spent a lot of time there, about 15 years. My wife's parents and family live in Chicago, so that's a big selling point.
10
Timothy Ferriss
If you take a print magazine with a million person circulation, and a blog with a devout readership of 1 million, for the purpose of selling anything that can be sold online, the blog is infinitely more powerful, because it's only a click away.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SELLING»

Discover the use of selling in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to selling and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Smart Selling on the Phone and Online: Inside Sales That ...
Sales professionals will learn how to: • Overcome ten different forms of “paralysis” and reestablish momentum • Sell in sound bites, not long-winded speeches • Ask the right questions to reveal customer needs • Navigate around ...
Josiane Chriqui FEIGON, 2009
2
12.5 principios sobre la grandeza de las ventas: cómo ...
A new guide from the author of The Sales Bible helps salespeople learn why sales happen, and how it has everything to do with understanding buying motives and taking ethical actions, allowing the readers to make sales for the moment and for ...
Jeffrey H. Gitomer, 2004
3
The Psychology of Selling: How to Sell More, Easier, and ...
Brian Tracy, one of the top professional speakers and sales trainers in the world today, found that his most important breakthrough in selling was the discovery that it is the "Psychology of Selling" that is more important than the ...
Brian Tracy, 2006
4
Selling Women: Prostitution, Markets, and the Household in ...
This book will set the standard for studies of prostitution in early modern Japan for decades to come." -Anne Walthall, University of California, Irvine "Selling Women is a remarkable achievement.
Amy Stanley, 2012
5
In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio
This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date.
Philippe Bourgois, 2003
6
Baseline Selling: How to Become a Sales
Discover a dog's thoughts and see how humans and canines share more of the sacred than you'd suppose. " A unique triumph in the annals of confessional literature" -Professor Grover T. Wunderhund "Buy this book. I will NOT say this again.
Dave Kurlan, 2005
7
Media Selling: Television, Print, Internet, Radio
A classic in this field, this book has long served students and professionals in broadcasting and media industries as an indispensable tool for learning, training, and mastering sales techniques for electronic media Addresses the ...
Charles Warner, 2011
8
Selling Women Short: Gender and Money on Wall Street
It hasn't. Selling Women Short is a powerful new indictment of how America's financial capital has swept enduring discriminatory practices under the rug.
Louise Marie Roth, 2011
9
Selling and Communication Skills for Lawyers: A Fresh ...
Designed for lawyers seeking to improve and strengthen their client relationships, this guide offers strategies for effectively communicating with clients.
Joey Asher, 2005
10
How I Raised Myself From Failure
The answer is inside How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling. Bettger reveals his personal experiences and explains the foolproof principles that he developed and perfected.
Frank Bettger, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SELLING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term selling is used in the context of the following news items.
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Gold bugs squashed by aggressive selling
Gold fell to its lowest level in five years on Monday as the strengthening dollar and the prospect of rising US interest rates led to a sharp sell-off that was part of a ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
2
Selling Atlanta's children: What has and hasn't changed
(CNN) The image sticks in my mind: A female defendant is escorted into the courtroom with shackles around her ankles, making it difficult to walk. Dressed in a ... «CNN, Jul 15»
3
Walmart, Amazon, Sears, eBay to stop selling Confederate flag …
"We have a process in place to help lead us to the right decisions when it comes to the merchandise we sell. Still, at times, items make their way into our ... «CNN, Jun 15»
4
The Fantasy Mr. Putin Is Selling
President Vladimir Putin of Russia is not veering from the mythology he created to explain away the crisis over Ukraine. It is one that wholly blames the West for ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
5
The Official Top 40 Biggest Selling Singles of the Millennium so far
Pharrell Williams' has another accolade to add to his ever-growing list of achievements; Happy is officially the biggest selling single of the Millennium so far. «Official Charts Company, Jun 15»
6
Islamic State isn't just destroying ancient artifacts — it's selling them
But they also have been quietly selling off smaller antiquities from Iraq and Syria, earning millions of dollars in an increasingly organized pillaging of national ... «Washington Post, Jun 15»
7
NFL best selling jerseys include Eagles' Tim Tebow and DeMarco …
The official NFL Shop released their list of top selling jerseys for the month of May, and as it turns out there are two Philadelphia Eagles players on the list. «Bleeding Green Nation, Jun 15»
8
Why Social Selling Is Not About Selling
Social selling is a hot topic in the worlds of sales and marketing these days. At its most basic, social selling is a way to use social networks to establish and ... «Forbes, Jun 15»
9
Selling Off Apache Holy Land
The Apache are occupying Oak Flat to protest this action — to them, a sacrilegious and craven sell-off of a place “where Apaches go to pray,” in the words of the ... «New York Times, May 15»
10
Selling Private Collection of Artifacts Requires Special Care
Mr. Pogue, 50, has decided to sell his collection of some 680 coins, which the specialty auction house Stack's Bowers Galleries estimates could fetch more than ... «New York Times, May 15»

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