Definition of vend in English:


Syllabification: vend
Pronunciation: /vend


[with object]
1Offer (small items, especially food) for sale, especially either from a stall or from a slot machine: there was a man vending sticky cakes and ices
More example sentences
  • 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).
More example sentences
  • 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.


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'.



(also vendable) adjective
More example sentences
  • Like manufacturers, however, they generally add value to vendible commodities.

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