Definition of vend in English:


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Pronunciation: /vɛnd


[with object]
  • 1Offer (small items) for sale, either from a stall or from a slot machine: there was a man vending sticky cakes and ices
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    • It's probably well known by now that Japan is the empire of vending machines, vending just about anything that can be vended.
    • All flavors are available in bulk bags for retail sales, while eight come in prepacks for vending.
    • Occupations among the poorer classes involved mainly domestic work but also included street vending, or small retail commerce in foodstuffs, coal or fish.
  • 1.1 Law or • formal Sell (something): the company makes and vends environmentally friendly beauty products
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    • The store vends an array of offensive and defensive equipment such as armor, weapons and ammunition.
    • The company vends dairy products, bacon, eggs and spring water.
    • Inside and outside ballparks and arenas, there are always people vending programs.



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  • Like manufacturers, however, they generally add value to vendible commodities.


early 17th century (in the sense 'be sold'): from French vendre or Latin vendere 'sell', from venum 'something for sale' + a variant of dare 'give'.

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