Definitions

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

  • transitive v. To sell by means of a vending machine.
  • transitive v. To sell, especially by peddling.
  • transitive v. To offer (an idea, for example) for public consideration.
  • intransitive v. To engage in selling.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to sell
  • n. The act of vending or selling; a sale.
  • n. The total sales of coal from a colliery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of vending or selling; a sale.
  • n. The total sales of coal from a colliery.
  • transitive v. To transfer to another person for a pecuniary equivalent; to make an object of trade; to dispose of by sale; to sell.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To transfer to another person for a pecuniary equivalent; sell: as, to vend goods.
  • n. Sale; market.
  • n. Same as Wend.

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

  • v. sell or offer for sale from place to place

Etymologies

Latin vēndere, shortening of vēnumdare : vēnum, sale; + dare, to give.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French vendre, from Latin vendere. (Wiktionary)

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