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vendor

[ven-der; especially contrastively ven-dawr] /ˈvɛn dər; especially contrastively vɛnˈdɔr/
noun
1.
a person or agency that sells.
Also, vender.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Anglo-French vendo(u)r < Latin venditor. See vend, -or2
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  • Lucky for me, food vendors were whipping up tasty mushroom treats for me to try using only the good ones.
  • The silence of the day would be broken intermittently by the calls of the vendors.
  • Zines for sale at one of the many vendors' exhibits.
  • Catering trucks and a ice cream vendors were doing a land office business.
  • In some cases, not only are some shuttle parts not made anymore, but the vendors that produced these parts no longer exist either.
  • The aromas of freshly baked bread and ripe peaches wafted up from vendors' wooden carts.
  • In another, vendors have set up tents on the ice to sell snacks.
  • On the side of the road there were souvenir vendors with brightly painted metal lizards and other handicrafts.
  • Simulations, often touted by their vendors, only help to learn concepts and tend to distort the nature of science.
  • They rattle the ice in the clear plastic beverage cups from mobile vendors on summer days.
British Dictionary definitions for vendors

vendor

/ˈvɛndɔː/
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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