vend

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verb \ ˈvend \

Definition of vend

transitive verb
1 a :to sell especially as a hawker or peddler
b :to sell by means of vending machines
2 :to utter publicly
intransitive verb
:to dispose of something by sale :sell; also :to engage in selling

Examples of vend in a Sentence

  1. vends snack foods and novelties at fairs

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Origin and Etymology of vend

borrowed from French & Latin; French vendre "to sell," going back to Old French, going back to Latin vēndere, contraction of vēnum dare, literally, "to give for sale" — more at venial, 2date


VEND Defined for Kids

vend

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verb \ ˈvend \

Definition of vend for Students

vended; vending
:to sell or offer for sale

vendor

also vender \ˈven-dər\ noun

Law Dictionary

vend

play
intransitive verb \ ˈvend \

legal Definition of vend

:to dispose of something by sale :sell; also :to engage in selling
transitive verb
:to sell especially as a hawker or peddler


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