[ vend ]
/ vɛnd /

verb (used with object)

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.

verb (used without object)

to engage in the sale of merchandise.
to be disposed of by sale.

Words related to vend

Origin of vend

1610–20; < Latin vendere to sell, contraction of vēnum (or vēnō) dare to offer for sale; see venal


vend·a·ble, adjectivere·vend, verb (used with object)un·vend·a·ble, adjectiveun·vend·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for vend

/ (vɛnd) /


to sell or be sold
to sell (goods) for a living
(tr) rare to utter or publish (an opinion, etc)

Derived forms of vend

vendition (vɛnˈdɪʃən), noun

Word Origin for vend

C17: from Latin vendere, contraction of vēnum dare to offer for sale
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