vend

verb

vended; vending; vends

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

vends snack foods and novelties at fairs
Recent Examples on the Web The Volker bar’s pool table and jukebox were already gone, retrieved earlier in the day by the vending company. David Hudnall, Kansas City Star, 1 July 2024 The Market Hall will include vending space for Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, small businesses, cultural and performance spaces, and the affordable housing units, according to the information provided by Wells Fargo. George Avalos, The Mercury News, 19 June 2024 The pedestrian walkway grew dangerously overcrowded, and Adams’ administration has been praised for ending an increasingly chaotic circus of vending. Tim Balk, New York Daily News, 31 Jan. 2024 Officials with the Police Department and the Transportation Department expressed concerns at Wednesday’s hearing that any return of vending could inhibit public safety. Tim Balk, New York Daily News, 31 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for vend 

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Word History

Etymology

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, date entry 2

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of vend was in 1613

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Cite this Entry

“Vend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vend. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

vend

verb
: to offer for sale (as in a vending machine) : sell
vender noun

Legal Definition

vend

intransitive verb
: 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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