Definition of vendor in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvendər/
Pronunciation: /ˈvenˌdôr/
(also vender)


1A person or company offering something for sale, especially a trader in the street: an Italian ice cream vendor
More example sentences
  • 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.
retailer, seller, dealer, trader, purveyor, storekeeper, shopkeeper, merchant;
salesperson, supplier, peddler, hawker;
scalper, huckster, trafficker
1.1A person or company whose principal product lines are office supplies and equipment.
1.2 Law The seller, especially of property.
Example sentences
  • 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).

  • Vendor and vend (early 17th century) go back to Latin vendere ‘sell’. The first vending machines appeared at the end of the 19th century.

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Syllabification: ven·dor

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