vend

verb

vended; vending; vends

transitive verb

1
a
: 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

Examples of vend in a Sentence

vends snack foods and novelties at fairs
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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of vend was in 1613

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Cite this Entry

“Vend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vend. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

vend

verb
: to offer for sale (as in a vending machine) : sell
vender noun

Legal Definition

vend

intransitive verb
: 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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