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vendor

[ven-der; especially contrastively ven-dawr]
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noun
  1. a person or agency that sells.
  2. vending machine.
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Also vender.

Origin of vendor

1585–95; < Anglo-French vendo(u)r < Latin venditor. See vend, -or2
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  • In any case, their shares are vendor's shares, and couldn't be dealt with in this transaction.

    The Market-Place

    Harold Frederic

  • You shall have your vendor's shares, precisely as I promised you.

    The Market-Place

    Harold Frederic

  • You don't want to wrong me—and yourself too—by sticking to this quibble about vendor's shares.

    The Market-Place

    Harold Frederic

  • You thought the vendor's shares would play a part in the game.

    The Market-Place

    Harold Frederic

  • A book is worth just as much as its vendor can get for it, and no more.


British Dictionary definitions for vendor

vendor

vender (ˈvɛndə)

noun
  1. mainly law a person who sells something, esp real property
  2. another name for vending machine
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Word Origin and History for vendor

n.

1590s, from late Anglo-French vendor, from vendre "to vend," from Latin vendere "to sell" (see vend).

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