Definitions

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

  • noun A public sale; an auction.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A public auction.

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

  • noun obsolescent A public sale of anything, by outcry, to the highest bidder; an auction.
  • noun [Obsoles.] one who is authorized to sell any property by vendue; an auctioneer.

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  • noun A public sale.

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

  • noun the public sale of something to the highest bidder

Etymologies

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

[Dutch vendu, from obsolete French vendue, sale, from Old French, feminine past participle of vendre, to sell, from Latin vēndere; see vend.]

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