- 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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- to sell or be sold
- to sell (goods) for a living
- (tr) rare to utter or publish (an opinion, etc)
Word Origin for vend
C17: from Latin vendere, contraction of vēnum dare to offer for sale
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