Definition of vend in English:

vend

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Pronunciation: /vɛnd
 
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verb

[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
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): the company makes and vends environmentally friendly beauty products
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.

Origin

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'.

Derivatives

vendible

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

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