American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A public sale in which property or items of merchandise are sold to the highest bidder.
- n. Games The bidding in bridge.
- n. Games Auction bridge.
- v. To sell at or by an auction: auctioned off the remaining inventory.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of increasing; increase; growth. Bailey.
- n. A public sale in which each bidder offers an increase on the previous bid, the highest bidder becoming the purchaser. Called in Scotland a roup. Goods may be said to be sold either at or by auction, the former use prevailing in the United States and the latter in Great Britain.
- n. The property or goods put up for sale at auction.
- To sell by auction: commonly used with off.
- n. A public event where goods or property are sold to the highest bidder.
- v. To sell at an auction.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A public sale of property to the highest bidder, esp. by a person licensed and authorized for the purpose; a vendue.
- n. The things sold by auction or put up to auction.
- v. To sell by auction.
- v. sell at an auction
- n. the public sale of something to the highest bidder
- n. a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge
- From Latin augere ("to increase"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin auctiō, auctiōn-, from auctus, past participle of augēre, to increase; see aug- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“A second pair of facilities, the term auction facility for depository institutions and tern securities lending facility for primary dealers makes available predetermined aggregate amounts of longer term funding on pre-announced dates with the interest rate and the distribution of the awards across institutions being determined by competitive auction.”
“Those will now be available for 84 days in addition to the 28-day loans under the term auction facility.”
“To help relieve the pressures in the market for interbank lending, the Federal Reserve, among other actions, recently introduced the term auction facility through which pre-specified amounts of discount window credit are auctioned to eligible borrowers.”
“The central bank unveiled the term auction facility last week as part of a coordinated effort with other central banks to inject liquidity into global financial market suffering fallout from the subprime debacle in the U.S.”
“Barclays was the biggest borrower under one scheme, the term auction facility, taking loans totalling $232bn, which it has since repaid”
“Barclays was the biggest borrower under one scheme, the term auction facility, taking loans totalling $232bn, which it has since repaid.”
“On Dec. 20, 2007, for example, at least seven German banks, including Dresdner Bank and WestLB, received 28-day loans under the term auction facility.”
“The term auction-for equines-is an umbrella for a host of evils, including a one-way trip to a Mexican slaughterhouse.”
“First, the Federal Reserve (FED) through the term auction facility”
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