[ kuhn-sahyn-muhnt ]
See synonyms for consignment on
  1. the act of consigning.

  2. something that is consigned.

  1. Commerce. property sent to an agent for sale, storage, or shipment.

  1. of, relating to, or shipped as goods on consignment: consignment selling of gift items.

Idioms about consignment

  1. on consignment, (of goods) sent to an agent for sale, with title being held by the consignor until a sale is made.

Origin of consignment

First recorded in 1555–65; consign + -ment

Other words from consignment

  • non·con·sign·ment, noun

Words Nearby consignment Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use consignment in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for consignment


/ (kənˈsaɪnmənt) /

  1. the act of consigning; commitment

  2. a shipment of goods consigned

  1. on consignment for payment by the consignee after sale: he made the last shipment on consignment

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