[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. venal,
  2. venality,
  3. venally,
  4. venatic,
  5. venation,
  6. venda,
  7. vendace,
  8. vendean,
  9. vendee,
  10. vender

Origin of vend

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

Related formsvend·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 vended


/ (vɛnd) /


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

Word Origin for vend

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

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Word Origin and History for vended



late 14c., from Latin vendere "to sell, praise," contraction of venumdare "offer for sale," from venum "for sale" (see venal) + dare "to give" (see date (n.1)). Related: Vended; vending. Vending machine is recorded from 1889.

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