vend

play
verb \ˈvend\

Definition of vend

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to sell especially as a hawker or peddlerb :  to sell by means of vending machines

  3. 2 :  to utter publicly

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  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

Recent Examples of vend from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'vend'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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

play
verb \ˈvend\

Definition of vend for Students

vended

;

vending

  1. :  to sell or offer for sale

vendor

also

vender

\ˈven-dər\ noun

Law Dictionary

vend

play
intransitive verb \ˈvend\

Legal Definition of vend

  1. :  to dispose of something by sale :  sell; also :  to engage in selling

  2. transitive verb
  3. :  to sell especially as a hawker or peddler



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up vend? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a severe test

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!