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[ven-der; especially contrastively ven-dawr] /ˈvɛn dər; especially contrastively vɛnˈdɔr/
a person or agency that sells.
Also, vender.
Origin of vendor
1585-95; < Anglo-French vendo(u)r < Latin venditor. See vend, -or2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Purchaser and vendor simultaneously closed, and then suddenly opened, one of their hands or some of their fingers.

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

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • In this instance no Christian suffered, because buyer and vendor belonged to the same race.

    An Englishman in Paris Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
  • You don't want to wrong me—and yourself too—by sticking to this quibble about vendor's shares.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • They say that all the directors and the vendor will be arrested.

    A Millionaire of Yesterday E. Phillips Oppenheim
British Dictionary definitions for vendor


(mainly law) a person who sells something, esp real property
another name for vending machine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for vendor

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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