vendor

noun
ven·​dor | \ ˈven-dər How to pronounce vendor (audio) , for sense 1 also ven-ˈdȯr\
variants: or less commonly vender \ ˈven-​dər How to pronounce vender (audio) \

Definition of vendor

1 : one that vends : seller

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Synonyms & Antonyms for vendor

Synonyms

broker, dealer, merchandiser, seller

Antonyms

buyer, purchaser

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Examples of vendor in a Sentence

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

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All told, Intel’s concept PCs appear to be well received by PC vendors, who are using the innovative designs to dispel the idea that the PC is dying. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel dreams of the PC's future: 'Ambient PCs,' fancy fabrics, and a monster dual-display gaming rig," 29 May 2019 Two main systems offered by election equipment vendors have been considered as a replacement. Ben Nadler, The Seattle Times, "Georgia official seeks to replace criticized voting machines," 23 Jan. 2019 Chevron’s joint ventures with the state oil company are regularly subjected to what Venezuelan prosecutors have labeled corrupt overcharging by vendors. Bradley Olson, WSJ, "Chevron Stayed in Venezuela Long After Rivals Quit. Then It Had Second Thoughts.," 8 Nov. 2018 The rapid fall in the peso brings frequent boosts in the prices charged by vendors, leading to anger. Almudena Calatrava, Fox News, "Argentines seek soup kitchens, barter markets amid crisis," 10 Sep. 2018 Right now, schools everywhere are getting just bombarded by vendors. Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "The Popular Mechanics Guide to Safer Schools," 1 Aug. 2018 The Sunday market has grown through the years, and currently hosts an eclectic assortment of crafts, produce, flowers, plants, and more - many offered by Colchester vendors. Melanie Savage, Courant Community, "Colchester Farmers Market Celebrates Opening Day," 3 July 2018 Carnival rides and giant inflatables for children will be offered, as well as food sold by local vendors. Staff Report, Aurora Beacon-News, "Parades, fireworks in store for Aurora area on Fourth of July," 3 July 2018 The skinny: West Fest features local talent booked by Empty Bottle and a variety of food and drink vendors. Hannah Steinkopf-frank, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago festivals this week: Taste of Chicago, Millennium Art Festival, Live on Lincoln," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of vendor

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vendor

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

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The first known use of vendor was in 1594

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vendor

noun

Financial Definition of 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.

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vendor

noun

English Language Learners Definition of vendor

: a person who sells things especially on the street
: a business that sells a particular type of product

vendor

noun
ven·​dor | \ ˈven-dər, ven-ˈdȯr How to pronounce vendor (audio) \
variants: also vender \ ˈven-​dər How to pronounce vender (audio) \

Legal Definition of vendor

: one that sells something

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