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vend

[ vend ]
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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.
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Origin of vend

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

OTHER WORDS FROM vend

vend·a·ble, adjectivere·vend, verb (used with object)un·vend·a·ble, adjectiveun·vend·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vend

vend
/ (vɛnd) /

verb
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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