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 City Finance Director Kelly Telford estimated Costa Mesa had received two inquiries about sidewalk vending in the past year or so. Daily Pilot, "Costa Mesa will reconsider street vending ordinance with fewer restrictions," 16 Oct. 2019 But many who have little money to migrate, or prefer to stay closer to home, are settling in border towns like San Antonio, where the informal economy of black market goods and street vending provide them with some work opportunities. Washington Post, "Venezuelan border town swells with internal migrants," 3 Oct. 2019 Food trucks outside the grandstand vended different styles of cuisine. Alan Behr, chicagotribune.com, "Horseshoes and straw hats: a day of polo in Connecticut," 8 Oct. 2019 But many who have little money to migrate, or prefer to stay closer to home, are settling in border towns like San Antonio, where the informal economy of black market goods and street vending provide them with some work opportunities. Washington Post, "Venezuelan border town swells with internal migrants," 3 Oct. 2019 But many who have little money to migrate, or prefer to stay closer to home, are settling in border towns like San Antonio, where the informal economy of black market goods and street vending provide them with some work opportunities. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Venezuelan border town swells with internal migrants," 2 Oct. 2019 In addition to rides and vending stands, Wade Shows also brings in trailers to North Alabama State Fair, to provide onsite employee lodging. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "Alabama Fair Food: Bacon goes bonkers in Muscle Shoals," 23 Sep. 2019 Cities have both a right and an obligation to regulate vending in the interest of safety and public health, particularly at busy destinations like the Santa Monica Pier, experts said. Sonja Sharp, latimes.com, "Santa Monica street vendors struggle amid new licensing rules," 30 June 2019 Permits could be revoked for providing false information, violating city law, repeat violations of the city’s new sidewalk vending rules or failure to pay fines under the new rules. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego considering crackdown on flood of new sidewalk vendors," 26 Aug. 2019

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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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5 Dec 2019

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“Vend.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vends. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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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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