vending

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Vend \Vend\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Vended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vending}.] [F. vendre, L. vendere, from venum dare; venus sale + dare to give. See 2d {Venal}, {Date}, time.] To transfer to another person for a pecuniary equivalent; to make an object of trade; to dispose of by sale; to sell; as, to vend goods; to vend vegetables.

Note: Vend differs from barter. We vend for money; we barter for commodities. Vend is used chiefly of wares, merchandise, or other small articles, not of lands and tenements.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

vending

noun

1: the act of selling goods for a living [syn: {vending}, {peddling}, {hawking}, {vendition}]


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