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1auction

noun auc·tion \ˈk-shən\

: a public sale at which things are sold to the people who offer to pay the most

Full Definition of AUCTION

1
:  a sale of property to the highest bidder
2
:  the act or process of bidding in some card games

Examples of AUCTION

  1. She bought the desk at an auction.
  2. He made several bids at the auction.

Origin of AUCTION

Latin auction-, auctio, from augēre to increase — more at eke
First Known Use: 1595

2auction

verb

: to sell (something) at an auction

auc·tionedauc·tion·ing\-sh(ə-)niŋ\

Full Definition of AUCTION

transitive verb
:  to sell at auction <auctioned off his library>

Examples of AUCTION

  1. They auctioned a similar desk last year.
  2. The house was auctioned last week.

First Known Use of AUCTION

circa 1798
AUCTION Defined for Kids

1auction

noun auc·tion \ˈk-shən\

Definition of AUCTION for Kids

:  a public sale at which things are sold to those who offer to pay the most

2auction

verb
auc·tionedauc·tion·ing

Definition of AUCTION for Kids

:  to sell at an auction <The art was auctioned today.>
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