Definitions

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

  • noun One that sells or vends something.
  • noun One that provides products or services to a business for a fee.
  • noun A vending machine.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as vender, but more common in legal use.

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

  • noun A vender; a seller; the correlative of vendee.

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

  • noun A person or a company that vends or sells.

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

  • noun someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money

Etymologies

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From Old French vendeor, from Latin venditor ("seller"), from vendere ("to sell, cry up for sale, praise"), contraction of venundare, venumdare, also, as originally, two words venum dare ("to sell"), from venum ("sale, price") + dare ("to give").

Examples

  • Answer: Replacing a vendor is always difficult, especially if it is someone who you depend on and have been working with for a long time.

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  • This vendor is the only organization that creates outreach kits for amateur astronomy clubs located across the country.

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  • This vendor is the only organization that creates outreach kits for amateur astronomy clubs located across the country.

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  • Anyway, the vendor is a young woman and she presses out the fresh masa to make the tortilla, fills it with whatever you want, but her mole is good, then seals it and slides it into the hot oil that fills the well in her comal/braizer and fries them until golden brown.

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  • In some cases, ongoing support and relationship with a vendor is a critical portion of the package.

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  • We have manufactured spare parts and what we call vendor or purchase parts.

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  • The other thing that's important is that there that the battle is being fought at the point of sale, so media isn't as relevant as we thought it would be, so when you see adjustments being made on TSUBO and Simple we really dialing back the media stand, you won't see the prevalence in the print publications that we had anticipated doing, but we are still going to drive the presentation at point of sale, with VSM which is what we call vendor support money we are doing more clinics, we just recently did a series of clinics and product events that Nordstrom around Earth Day that were very successful, very solid sell through on Simple's product.

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  • The vendor is listed on the factura as: MejorCompraTV, the shipping charges were $346.08 Pesos, and the IVA was $364.18 Pesos.

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  • The vendor is listed on the factura as: MejorCompraTV, the shipping charges were $346.08 Pesos, and the IVA was $364.18 Pesos.

    Mercadolibre.com - ebay affiliate?

  • Somehow I doubt it, which means Verizon, Nikon or some independent vendor is going to have to come up with a way to recoup those costs.

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  • WTF is up with the recent change in spelling of this word - I never liked vendor, but lately I noticed the New Yorker is spelling it vender. Am I crazy or has anyone else seen it?

    August 1, 2007

  • I haven't seen that, and hope not to, it's ridiculous. Might as well go Web 2.0 on it and call them vendrs.

    I wonder, do the English refer to vendours?

    August 1, 2007

  • Ha! The splendour of our vendours is surpassed only by the squalour in which they operate.

    August 1, 2007

  • OED says: "late Anglo-French; earlier vendour from the French vendeur. One who disposes of a thing by sale; a seller." Cf. vender

    August 1, 2007

  • VARIANT FORMS: vender

    NOUN: 1. One that sells or vends: a street vendor; a vendor of software products on the Web. 2. A vending machine.

    August 1, 2007

  • Then we can change Wordie to "Worde" and be totally hip.

    August 1, 2007

  • Or we could go the other directions and call ourselves Wordors.

    August 1, 2007

  • Indeed. /Teal'c

    August 1, 2007

  • Wordors? Not me! I'm a Wordinista. ;-)

    August 1, 2007

  • I prefer 1337 w0rdz0r

    August 1, 2007