[ven-duh-buh l]


capable of being vended; salable: vendible commodities.
Obsolete. mercenary; venal.


Usually vendibles. vendible articles.

Origin of vendible

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Latin word vendibilis. See vend, -ible
Related formsvend·i·bil·i·ty, vend·i·ble·ness, nounvend·i·bly, adverbnon·vend·i·bil·i·ty, nounnon·vend·i·ble, adjectivenon·vend·i·ble·ness, nounnon·vend·i·bly, adverbun·vend·i·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for vendible

Historical Examples of vendible

  • He is incapable of knowing the value of anything less tangible and vendible!

    The Entail

    John Galt

  • The value of a vendible commodity, he says, lasts for some time at least.

  • For Bill Day's sister was a "maid not vendible," as Shakespeare has it.

    The End Of The World

    Edward Eggleston

  • I allude to the vacant territory, the extent of which is so vast, and the vendible value of which is so well ascertained.

  • Another man might have utilized some of the material; he lacked the skill to set it in vendible form.

    The Recipe for Diamonds

    Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne

British Dictionary definitions for vendible



saleable or marketable
obsolete venal


(usually plural) rare a saleable object
Derived Formsvendibility or vendibleness, noun
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