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.

(Sell), v. i.

(Self"-wrong`) n. Wrong done by a person himself. Shak.

(Sel"ion) n. [OF. seillon a measure of land, F. sillon a ridge, furrow, LL. selio a measure of land.] A short piece of land in arable ridges and furrows, of uncertain quantity; also, a ridge of land lying between two furrows. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

(Sel*juk"i*an) a. Of or pertaining to Seljuk, a Tartar chief who embraced Mohammedanism, and began the subjection of Western Asia to that faith and rule; of or pertaining to the dynasty founded by him, or the empire maintained by his descendants from the 10th to the 13th century. J. H. Newman.

(Sel*juk"i*an), n. A member of the family of Seljuk; an adherent of that family, or subject of its government; (pl.) the dynasty of Turkish sultans sprung from Seljuk.

(Sell) n. Self. [Obs. or Scot.] B. Jonson.

(Sell), n. A sill. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Sell), n. A cell; a house. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Sell), n. [F. selle, L. sella, akin to sedere to sit. See Sit.]

1. A saddle for a horse. [Obs.]

He left his lofty steed with golden self.

2. A throne or lofty seat. [Obs.] Fairfax.

(Sell), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sold ; 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. slge, 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.

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.

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] Dickens.

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