- to sell as one's business or occupation, especially by peddling: to vend flowers at a sidewalk stand.
- to give utterance to (opinions, ideas, etc.); publish.
- to engage in the sale of merchandise.
- to be disposed of by sale.
Origin of vend
1610–20; < Latin vendere to sell, contraction of vēnum (or vēnō) dare to offer for sale; see venal
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Examples from the Web for vended
They then pack them in wooden boxes and sell them to traders, by whom they are vended for pygmies in all parts of the world.Ocean's Story; or Triumphs of Thirty Centuries
The stores are open as usual, the same cries are heard in the streets, and the lottery tickets are vended as ever at each corner.History of Cuba; or, Notes of a Traveller in the Tropics
Maturin M. Ballou
The Stoics, the Epicureans, the Platonists, all had their several specifics which they vended as truth.Sermons
J. B. Lightfoot
Linseed-oil, thus prepared, is vended by dealers in paints, under the name of boiled oil.Popular Technology; Volume 2
The farmer has sowed and planted and reaped and vended nothing but weather all his life.Locusts and Wild Honey
- to sell or be sold
- to sell (goods) for a living
- (tr) rare to utter or publish (an opinion, etc)
C17: from Latin vendere, contraction of vēnum dare to offer for sale
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Word Origin and History for vended
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