Definition of vendor in English:


Syllabification: ven·dor
Pronunciation: /ˈvendər, -ˌdôr
(also vender)


  • 1A person or company offering something for sale, especially a trader in the street: an Italian ice cream vendor
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    • They found a street vendor selling ice cream; this time Rose wouldn't take no for an answer.
    • She glanced around quickly, and her eyes caught a street vender who was selling ice cream.
    • These are sold at market or by street vendors, but people typically grow enough for their own consumption.
  • 1.1A person or company whose principal product lines are office supplies and equipment.
  • 1.2 Law The seller, especially of property.
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    • First, he must be sure that the vendor of the property is really entitled to sell it.
    • Contracts between the vendor and the claimant were exchanged on 12 th June 1995.
    • In the agreement the vendor warranted that the pool machinery was properly constructed and free of structural deficits.


late 16th century: from Anglo-Norman French vendour (see vend).

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