Commentary: SALE[+event][+transaction][+commercial][+transfer][+property] the general activity of selling
They tried to boost sales.
Laws limit the sale of handguns.
He has just made his first sale.
They had to complete the sale before the banks closed.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: SALE[+state][+availability][+for_purchase] 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 won't be for sale until next month.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4
Commentary: SALE[+event][+occasion][+opportunity][+for_buying][+merchandise][+discounted] 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.
Women's shoes are on sale at Macy's tomorrow and Wednesday.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
Commentary: SALE[+entity][+artifact][+document][+contract][+transfer][+of_property] 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 sale to his home office, to show his wife.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5