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vend

[vend] /vɛnd/
verb (used with object)
1.
to sell as one's business or occupation, especially by peddling:
to vend flowers at a sidewalk stand.
2.
to give utterance to (opinions, ideas, etc.); publish.
verb (used without object)
3.
to engage in the sale of merchandise.
4.
to be disposed of by sale.
Origin of vend
1610-1620
1610-20; < Latin vendere to sell, contraction of vēnum (or vēnō) dare to offer for sale; see venal
Related forms
vendable, adjective
revend, verb (used with object)
unvendable, adjective
unvended, adjective
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  • Composing verses in the vernacular Gaelic, he contrived, by vending them, to add considerably to his finances.

  • And it is not slate-writing, toe-joint snapping, fortune-telling, or the vending of charms.

    Visionaries James Huneker
  • Some of these fortunes came from furs, timber and vending merchandise.

  • Stanton went through the door of the automatic restaurant and walked over to the vending wall.

    Anything You Can Do ... Gordon Randall Garrett
  • The barbecue pits were going again, however, and hawkers were pushing or propelling their little wagons about, vending sandwiches.

    Lone Star Planet Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
  • For the long period of fifteen years, he travelled over the country, vending his volume of "Woodnotes."

British Dictionary definitions for vending

vend

/vɛnd/
verb
1.
to sell or be sold
2.
to sell (goods) for a living
3.
(transitive) (rare) to utter or publish (an opinion, etc)
Derived Forms
vendition (vɛnˈdɪʃən) noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin vendere, contraction of vēnum dare to offer for sale
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Word Origin and History for vending

vend

v.

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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