salesman

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n salesman a man salesperson
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Springfield, door to door salesman are prohibited from selling their goods while standing in the middle of the road, screaming at passing vehicles.
    • n Salesman One who sells anything; one whose occupation is to sell goods or merchandise.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Sears Roebuck and Company was founded in 1892 by Richard Warren Sears, a former railroad worker turned watch salesman, and Alvah Roebuck, a watchmaker.
    • n salesman One whose occupation is the selling of goods or merchandise. Specifically— One who sells some commodity at wholesale.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Salesman a man who sells goods:—fem. Sales′woman
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Quotations

  • Frank Crane
    Frank Crane
    “The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most.”
  • F. W. Woolworth
    F. W. Woolworth
    “I am the world's worst salesman, therefore, I must make it easy for people to buy.”
  • Carey Williams
    Carey Williams
    “Times change. The farmer's daughter now tells jokes about the traveling salesman.”
  • W. Clement Stone
    W.%20Clement%20Stone
    “Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman -- not the attitude of the prospect.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sale, + man,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand., Ice. sala.

Usage

In literature:

He is disposed, therefore, to exercise some restraint upon his salesman's ardor.
"The Building of a Book" by Various
So far as Frank could observe, Mr. Haynes was an active, energetic salesman.
"The Telegraph Boy" by Horatio Alger, Jr.
On the other hand, I thought suddenly, I'm the salesman, not she.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
I asked Chief Justice Ide, his daughter, and a travelling salesman named Campbell to see the dancing.
"The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson" by Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez
Having thus paid my footing, I addressed the salesman.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, March 25, 1914" by Various
I took the mysterious invoices from the file, enclosed them in an envelope, and delivered Mr. Collingsby's message to the head salesman.
"Desk and Debit" by Oliver Optic
The first bid was a farthing, which seemed to be far beyond the expectation of the salesman, who at once knocked the lot down.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
With a little capital and an enterprising salesman on the road, a fortune could be made very soon.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
People said that she was making eyes at her young fellow-salesman, though she was older than he.
"The Uncalled" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
You're the deuce of a salesman.
"The Varmint" by Owen Johnson
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In news:

Salesman, attacker charged with assault.
When home security salesman comes knocking , beware.
Lester was a car salesman.
I enjoy being a salesman because I am very social and it allows me to talk and help many different people.
University of Southern Indiana Theatre and New Harmony Theatre present 'Death of a Salesman' and 'The Matchmaker'.
It was the mentor who made this salesman.
NEW YORK — A garment salesman accused of systematically shooting three shopkeepers to death as they worked alone in their clothing stores was held without bail Thursday.
Garment salesman held in 3 N Y. Tuesday, December 04, 2012 Login Register.
Garment salesman held in 3 N Y. Monday, December 10, 2012 Login Register.
NEW YORK—A garment salesman accused of systematically shooting three shopkeepers to death as they worked alone in their clothing stores was held without bail Thursday.
Tucson News NowGarment salesman held in 3 NY merchant deaths.
Garment salesman held in 3 Brooklyn merchant deaths.
Death comes to the salesman.
Described as a salesman's salesman and a master of motivation , Zig Ziglar died Wednesday, according to a statement posted on his Web site.
Called a salesman's salesman and a master of motivation , Ziglar died, according to his Web site, Facebook page.
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In science:

They give stochastic models for the Bin Packing problem and Traveling-Salesman problem as two examples, and assume a sequence of optimal solutions of a growing system to construct the martingale.
The Concentration and Stability of the Community Detecting Functions on Random Networks
These “direct” approaches use k -nearest neighbor graphs, minimum spanning trees or the traveling salesman problem [4, 5, 6] to consistently estimate Renyi’s α-entropy directly from data samples in Rd .
Measures of Entropy from Data Using Infinitely Divisible Kernels
The traveling salesman problem (TSP) consists of finding the length of the shortest closed tour visiting N “cities.” We consider the Euclidean TSP where the cities are distributed randomly and independently in a d-dimensional unit hypercube.
The random link approximation for the Euclidean traveling salesman problem
The traveling salesman problem (TSP), which consists of finding the shortest closed tour connecting all cities in a map, is a classic example and a good testing ground for optimization methods.
A Simple Learning Algorithm for the Traveling Salesman Problem
Another general purpose algorithm which has been used extensively is the Genetic Algorithm (GA) , which has also been applied to the traveling salesman problem , .
A Simple Learning Algorithm for the Traveling Salesman Problem
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