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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Examples of vendor in a Sentence

we're thinking of making a deal with that other software vendor
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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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17 Sep 2020

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“Vendor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of vendor

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


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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