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
( 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.


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.


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


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.


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

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