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

  • n. A public sale; an auction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A public sale.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A public sale of anything, by outcry, to the highest bidder; an auction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A public auction.

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

  • n. the public sale of something to the highest bidder

Etymologies

Dutch vendu, from obsolete French vendue, sale, from Old French, feminine past participle of vendre, to sell, from Latin vendere; see vend.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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