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

  • n. Variant of vendor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Obsolete spelling of vendor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who vends; one who transfers the exclusive right of possessing a thing, either his own, or that of another as his agent, for a price or pecuniary equivalent; a seller; a vendor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who vends or sells; a seller: as, a news-vender.

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

  • n. someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money


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  • The vender is working to pay for that night's meal.

    It's A Bargain In Mexico!

  • This little basket vender is but one of thousands, but we find he is the first one to wear his white shirt without tying the two sides together in a knot in front.

    Six Months in Mexico

  • Judy, if I’m hearing this right, it sounds like when the vender is “acquiescing” and asking the question: ¿Me da un precio?

    Are you a good shopper?

  • The 'rental' model implies long-term vender control over the use and applications of such software, with associated communications between user PCs and vender servers for ongoing authentication and other purposes. "

    Alice Hill's Real Tech News - Independent Tech

  • The vender was a venerable Irishman with a benevolent face and a tongue that worked easily in the socket, and from him we learned that he had lived in St. Louis thirty-four years and had never been across the river during that period.

    Life on the Mississippi

  • The young gentleman had bought a light sky-blue neckerchief, and a very large breast-pin containing a gem which he was assured by the vender was a genuine stone.

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  • If the noise is unacceptable "TO YOU" a journey back to the vender is the only real solution ..

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  • I'm offering $5,000 US dollars just for referring a vender which is Actually RELIABLE in providing the below equipment Contact details of vendor required, including name and phone #.

    would you like an oscillation overthruster with that order, sir?

  • El Gobierno prepara para enero una fuerte subida en el recibo de la luz S&P amenaza el ráting de España y le da un ultimátum al Gobierno Zapatero fuerza las reuniones con EEUU para 'vender' su Ley Sostenible EEUU: Elecciones en Honduras son paso hacia solución de la crisis Lecciones (duras) de las dos Alemanias: 20 años de la caída del muro

    Red Liberal

  • Washington se esfuerza por "vender" ataque a Irak. (

    Dick Cheney-- the Chronic Iraq Priapist


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  • AmHer has it as "a variant of vendor", proving that I am not completely insane.

    August 1, 2007

  • OED says: "One who sells; a seller; sometimes in restricted sense, a street-seller."

    I have seen it used only in the restricted sense, such as the "food venders" at fairs.

    August 1, 2007