vendor

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noun ven·dor \ˈven-dər, for sense 1 also ven-ˈdȯr\
variants: or less commonly

vender

play \ˈven-dər\
Updated on: 26 Jul 2017

Definition of vendor

  1. 1 :  one that vends :  seller

  2. 2 :  vending machine

Examples of vendor in a Sentence

  1. we're thinking of making a deal with that other software vendor

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Origin and Etymology of vendor

borrowed from Anglo-French vendur, vendour, from vendre “to sell” + -ur, -our 1-or — more at vend


Financial Definition of VENDOR

vendor

What It Is

A vendor is a company or person that sells goods or services.

How It Works

Vendors sell accounting services, food, electricity, hair styling, maid service, toilet repair, and just about anything else imaginable.

Why It Matters

Vendors don't just sell goods and services, they also buy goods and services from other vendors. For instance, Company XYZ might be an accounting services vendor, but it also purchases office supplies from other vendors.


VENDOR Defined for English Language Learners

vendor

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noun

Definition of vendor for English Language Learners

  • : a person who sells things especially on the street

  • : a business that sells a particular type of product


Law Dictionary

vendor

play
noun ven·dor \ˈven-dər, ven-ˈdȯr\
variants: also

vender

\ˈven-dər\ play

Legal Definition of vendor

  1. :  one that sells something



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