seller


seller
A person who takes a short futures position or grants (sells) a commodity option. An option seller is also called a marker, grantor, or granter, or writer. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary
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( option) seller/grantor/writer
Also known as the option writer. The seller of an option is subject to a potential obligation if the buyer chooses to exercise the option. Exchange Handbook Glossary

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seller sell‧er [ˈselə ǁ -ər] noun [countable]
1. COMMERCE a person or organization that sells something:

• Most sellers use an estate agent to set a price and advertise the property.

seller of

• In the UK sellers of alcohol must be at least 18.

ˌnet ˈseller FINANCE
a person, organization, country etc that sells more of something than they buy:

• It's the first time in 10 years that Japanese investors have been net sellers of US portfolio investments.

ˌshort ˈseller FINANCE
someone who makes a profit by selling borrowed bonds, shares etc. A short seller sells the shares etc immediately after borrowing them, then buys them again later at a lower price to return to the lender, making a profit:

• Short sellers target stocks they think are overvalued or even fraudulent.

2. good/​bad/​big etc seller MARKETING a product that sells well or badly:

• The book is among the 10 top sellers of all time.

• Frozen yoghurt has been a big seller over the past two years.

— see also Best-Seller, bookseller

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seller UK US /ˈselər/ noun [C] COMMERCE
a person or organization that sells something: »

The seller is able to sell the goods elsewhere for more than the buyer had agreed to pay.

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The seller has an interest in letting the buyer think that profits will be higher than they actually are.

seller of sth »

It is the world's leading seller of automatic teller machines for banks.

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The top seller of personal computers reported flat earnings for the first quarter.

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a clothing/newspaper seller

a product that a lot of people buy: big/strong/top seller »

Flat screen TVs are once again expected to be a big seller this holiday season.

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That book has been one of Amazon's top sellers in Germany.

See also BESTSELLER(Cf. ↑bestseller), BOOKSELLER(Cf. ↑bookseller), SHORT SELLER(Cf. ↑short seller)
Compare BUYER(Cf. ↑buyer)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • seller — [ sele ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • v. 1150 au p. p.; de selle ♦ Munir (un cheval, une monture) d une selle. Seller son cheval. Cheval sellé et bridé. ⊗ HOM. Sceller. ● seller verbe transitif (de selle 1) Équiper une bête de somme d une selle …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • seller — index creditor, dealer, merchant, supplier, vendor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • seller — 1. (sè lé) v. a. Mettre et affermir une selle sur un cheval, sur une mule, etc. HISTORIQUE    XIe s. •   Chivals selez e enfrenez, Lois de Guill. 22.    XVIe s. •   Il le sella, et sangla, puis monta dessus, Sat. Mén. p. 170 …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • seller — Seller. v. a. Mettre & accommoder la selle sur un cheval, sur une mule, &c. Viste, sellez mon cheval. il fit promptement seller ses chevaux …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • seller — ► NOUN 1) a person who sells. 2) a product that sells in a specified way. ● seller s (or sellers ) market Cf. ↑sellers market …   English terms dictionary

  • seller — [sel′ər] n. 1. a person who sells; vendor 2. something that sells: usually with reference to its rate of sale [a good seller] …   English World dictionary

  • Seller — Sell er, n. One who sells. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seller — Seller,der:⇨Verkaufsschlager …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • seller — [n] person who gives object in exchange for money agent, auctioneer, businessperson, dealer, marketer, merchant, peddler, representative, retailer, sales help, salesperson, shopkeeper, storekeeper, trader, tradesperson, vendor; concepts 347,348… …   New thesaurus

  • seller — les chevaux, Sternere equos. B. ex Liuio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse