vend

verb
\ ˈvend How to pronounce vend (audio) \
vended; vending; vends

Definition of vend

transitive verb

1a : 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

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Examples of vend in a Sentence

vends snack foods and novelties at fairs
Recent Examples on the Web That’s a smart move in giving confidence to those who might not trust a machine to vend the right product, or just not work. Kevin Rozario, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021 Concessions are cashless at Lucas Oil, but there are two machines that will vend cash cards. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 19 Mar. 2021 Doing so effectively cut short a grace period for food sellers: Until then, L.A. had been enforcing some rules about where and how people could vend but not handing out citations for lacking a city permit. Emily Alpert Reyes Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2021 The city is proposing doing away with a requirement that food trucks rent a parking spot to vend in the downtown. Rebecca Lurye, courant.com, 22 Mar. 2021 Local artists vend in driveways, front yards and parking areas. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 8 Sep. 2020 Amazon said over 20,000 small stores have signed on to its Local Shops program over five months to vend basics like household essentials and fresh flowers. Saritha Rai, Bloomberg.com, 6 Oct. 2020 Local artists vend in driveways, front yards and parking areas. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 8 Sep. 2020 And Generation co-owner Jeremy Gomez said many food trucks had issues getting the permits needed to vend until this week. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 26 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of vend

1613, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

History and Etymology for 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, date entry 2

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21 Apr 2021

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“Vend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vend. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for vend

vend

verb
\ ˈvend How to pronounce vend (audio) \
vended; vending

Kids Definition of vend

: to sell or offer for sale

Other Words from vend

vendor also vender \ ˈven-​dər \ noun
\ ˈvend How to pronounce vend (audio) \

Legal Definition of vend

: 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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