Noun sale has 5 senses
  1. sale - the general activity of selling; "they tried to boost sales"; "laws limit the sale of handguns"
    --1 is a kind of
    selling, merchandising, marketing
    --1 has particulars: auction, auction sale, vendue; sell
  2. sale - a particular instance of selling; "he has just made his first sale"; "they had to complete the sale before the banks closed"
    --2 is a kind of
    selling, merchandising, marketing
    --2 has particulars: divestiture
  3. sale - the state of being purchasable; offered or exhibited for selling; "you'll find vitamin C for sale at most pharmacies"; "the new line of cars will soon be on sale"
    --3 is a kind of
  4. sale, cut-rate sale, sales event - an occasion (usually brief) for buying at specially reduced prices; "they held a sale to reduce their inventory"; "I got some great bargains at their annual sale"
    --4 is a kind of occasion
    --4 has particulars:
     bazaar, fair; car boot sale, boot sale; clearance sale, inventory-clearance sale; closeout; fire sale; fire sale; garage sale, yard sale; going-out-of-business sale; realization, realisation; rummage sale, jumble sale; selloff; white sale
  5. sale, sales agreement - an agreement (or contract) in which property is transferred from the seller (vendor) to the buyer (vendee) for a fixed price in money (paid or agreed to be paid by the buyer); "the salesman faxed the sales agreement to his home office"
    --5 is a kind of agreement, understanding
    --5 has particulars:
     conditional sale; sheriff's sale, execution sale, judicial sale, forced sale