Definitions

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

  • adj. Suitable or fit for sale; salable: vendible items of food.
  • adj. Obsolete Venal.
  • n. Something that can be sold.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Salable; able to be bought, sold, or traded.
  • n. Anything that can be bought and sold.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being vended, or sold; that may be sold; salable.
  • n. Something to be sold, or offered for sale.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being or fit to be vended or sold; to be disposed of for money; salable; marketable.
  • n. Something to be sold or offered for sale: as, butter, fowls, cheese, and other vendibles.

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

  • adj. fit to be offered for sale

Etymologies

From Latin vendibilis, from vendere ("to sell"). Compare vendable. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The labour of some of the most respectable orders in the society is, like that of menial servants, unproductive of any value, and does not fix or realize itself in any permanent subject; or vendible commodity, which endures after that labour is past, and for which an equal quantity of labour could afterwards be procured.

    Matthew Yglesias » From Snark to a Serious Question: Non-profit Productivity

  • Only then could Judaism achieve universal dominance and make alienated man and alienated nature into alienable, vendible objects subjected to the slavery of egoistic need and to trading.

    The common denominator

  • The rule of thumb is that when a vendible good resembles even remotely the sort of thing one might actually desire or a thing only a tourist would buy, the price tag implies expensive pesos.

    Commie Ball: A Journey to the End of a Revolution

  • Any tobacco which might “not proove vendible” was liable to be burned.

    A History of American Law

  • But as for the multitude of sermons ready printed and piled up, on every text that is not difficult, our London trading St. Thomas in his vestry, and add to boot St. Martin and St. Hugh, have not within their hallowed limits more vendible ware of all sorts ready made: so that penury he never need fear of pulpit provision, having where so plenteously to refresh his magazine.

    Areopagitica

  • For when there is a company incorporate for any particular foreign country, they only export the commodities vendible in that country; which is sole buying at home, and sole selling abroad.

    Leviathan

  • For in like manner, when the stubbornness of one popular man is overcome with reward, there arise many more by the example, that do the same mischief in hope of like benefit: and as all sorts of manufacture, so also malice increaseth by being vendible.

    Leviathan

  • By this ransom is not intended a satisfaction for sin equivalent to the offence, which no sinner for himself, nor righteous man can ever be able to make for another: the damage a man does to another he may make amends for by restitution or recompense, but sin cannot be taken away by recompense; for that were to make the liberty to sin a thing vendible.

    Leviathan

  • To which purpose serveth the opening, and well – balancing of trade; the cherishing of manufactures; the banishing of idleness; the repressing of waste, and excess, by sumptuary laws; the improvement and husbanding of the soil; the regulating of prices of things vendible; the moderating of taxes and tributes; and the like.

    The Essays

  • Ugogo, where the people voluntarily brought every vendible they possessed to the camp.

    How I Found Livingstone

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