verb (used with object)
- auckland islands,
- auction block,
- auction bridge,
- auction pinochle,
- auction pitch,
Origin of auction
Examples from the Web for auctioned
Skinny tie tells me that it was found in a storage locker in 2011 and auctioned for $2.1 million.The Holy Grail of Comic Books Hid in Plain Site at New York Comic Con|Sujay Kumar|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In early December she auctioned herself off for $10,000 to make and serve dinner at her home for 10 people .Rita Moreno, SAG Life Achievement Award Winner, Talks Brando, Elvis And West Side Story|Sandra McElwaine|January 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
During the evening items were auctioned to raise funds including rare Islamic gold and silver coins and a polo weekend.Harry Makes A Million Dollars In One Night For Charity|Tom Sykes|October 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
On September 17th, the elaborate home will be auctioned off at a bancruptcy auction run by Fisher Auction Company.Rihanna Goes Gray; Donatella Versace Inspires 'Only God Forgives' Character|The Fashion Beast Team|July 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A group of unseen watercolor fruit studies by Salvador Dalí are going to be auctioned on June 18 at Bonham's in London.
These are taken to Ghijiga, and there auctioned off to the highest bidder.In Search of a Siberian Klondike|Homer B. Hulbert
Then all these things are tied up in packages and auctioned off to the highest bidder.Grace Harlowe's Senior Year at High School|Jessie Graham Flower
The former was auctioned off on the spot for the benefit of the Red Cross.The Centralia Conspiracy|Ralph Chaplin
The others are left to be auctioned upon the arrival of the ship from Nueva España.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, V7, 1588-1591|Emma Helen Blair
The store was closed by the creditors, the goods were auctioned off, and a heavy remaining debt was against Berry and Lincoln.The Wonderful Story of Lincoln|Charles M. Stevens
Word Origin for auction
"a sale by increase of bids," 1590s, from Latin auctionem (nominative auctio) "an increasing sale, auction, public sale," noun of action from past participle stem of augere "to increase," from PIE root *aug- "to increase" (see augment). In northern England and Scotland, called a roup. In the U.S., something is sold at auction; in England, by auction.
1807, from auction (n.). Related: Auctioned; auctioning.