Thesaurus

auction

noun

Synonyms of auction

(Entry 1 of 2)

a public event at which things are sold to the people who offer to pay the most
  • She bought the desk at an auction.
  • He made several bids at the auction.

Synonyms & Near Synonyms for auction

auction

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of auction (Entry 2 of 2)

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About auction

Time Traveler for auction

Time Traveler

The first known use of auction was in 1595

See more words from the same year

Thesaurus Entries Near auction

au courant

auction

auctioned

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Auction.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/auction. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on auction

Nglish: Translation of auction for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of auction for Arabic Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about auction

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!