Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of consigning.
  • n. 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: The retailer accepted the shipment on consignment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of consigning; consignation.
  • n. 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.
  • n. 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.
  • n. The writing by which anything is consigned.

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

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

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Examples

  • There's a picture of me and my sister-in-law Vicki (from behind, unfortunately) at the 2nd one behind the table selling the hell out of anime books and model kits I took on consignment from the local comic book distributor.

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  • All this documents will enable you to clear the consignment from the career on deliver.

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  • NewswireToday (newswire) - 04 / 20 / 2009 Baton Rouge, LA United States - A Baton Rouge Salon expands their retail area from typical hair products by opening a designer label consignment boutique.

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  • We also reclassified some of our long-term consignment assets from Credence into the inventory line which is more consistent with the way LTX historically accounts for consignments.

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  • The writer suggested that the new model should be called the consignment model, because under it, everything's set by the publisher, and the money passes through the consignment store.

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  • The Big Six want to switch to #3, which I'm going to call the consignment model until someone more knowledgeable corrects me.

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  • The consignment is the subject of a legal battle between its owners and the shipping agent who transported the weapons to Yemen and back again in 1994, and is presently being stored under court order by the South African National Defence Force at its Roedtan ammunition depot near Potgietersrus in the Northern Province.

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  • The consignment was the biggest collection of indigenous animals ever confiscated by the national SPCA in South Africa.

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  • All packages In a consignment should be the same size.

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  • The consignment was a mixed one, containing different kinds of spirituous liquors.

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