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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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  • For years she had figured on the beach as one in the riot of vendors merely.

    Mayflower (Flor de mayo)

    Vicente Blasco Ibez

  • Again there sounded in the distance the voices of the vendors of evening papers.

    Mary Gray

    Katharine Tynan

  • The auctioneer stared with amazement at her simplicity, and said, "What would the vendors say to me?"

    A Simpleton

    Charles Reade

  • As Sunday is a 111 fte-day, the vendors do a thriving business.

    Italian Days and Ways

    Anne Hollingsworth Wharton

  • At the foot of the Spanish Steps are the vendors of flowers.

    Italian Days and Ways

    Anne Hollingsworth Wharton


British Dictionary definitions for vendors

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 vendors

vendor

n.

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

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