from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of consigning.
  • noun Something consigned.
  • idiom (on consignment) With the provision that payment is expected only on completed sales and that unsold items may be returned to the one consigning.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of consigning; consignation.
  • noun The act of sending or committing, in trust for sale or custody: usually implying conveyance by a carrier, and agency on the part of the recipient.
  • noun That which is consigned; a quantity sent or delivered, especially to an agent, or factor for sale: as, A reccived a large consignment of goods from B.
  • noun The writing by which anything is consigned.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of consigning; consignation.
  • noun (Com.) The act of consigning or sending property to an agent or correspondent in another place, as for care, sale, etc.
  • noun (Com.) That which is consigned; the goods or commodities sent or addressed to a consignee at one time or by one conveyance.
  • noun The writing by which anything is consigned.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A collection of goods to be sent, in transit or having been sent
  • noun The act of consigning

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the delivery of goods for sale or disposal
  • noun goods carried by a large vehicle
  • noun the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)


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