Definitions for auctionˈɔk ʃən

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  1. auction, auction bridge(noun)

    a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge

  2. auction, auction sale, vendue(verb)

    the public sale of something to the highest bidder

  3. auction, auction off, auctioneer(verb)

    sell at an auction

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. auction(Noun)

    A public event where goods or property are sold to the highest bidder.

  2. auction(Verb)

    To sell at an auction.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Auction(noun)

    a public sale of property to the highest bidder, esp. by a person licensed and authorized for the purpose; a vendue

  2. Auction(noun)

    the things sold by auction or put up to auction

  3. Auction(verb)

    to sell by auction

  4. Origin: [L. auctio an increasing, a public sale, where the price was called out, and the article to be sold was adjudged to the last increaser of the price, or the highest bidder, fr. L. augere, auctum, to increase. See Augment.]

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  1. Auction

    An auction is a process of buying and selling goods or services by offering them up for bid, taking bids, and then selling the item to the highest bidder. In economic theory, an auction may refer to any mechanism or set of trading rules for exchange.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'auction' in Nouns Frequency: #2348


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