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a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge
auction, auction sale, vendue(verb)
the public sale of something to the highest bidder
auction, auction off, auctioneer(verb)
sell at an auction
A public event where goods or property are sold to the highest bidder.
To sell at an auction.
a public sale of property to the highest bidder, esp. by a person licensed and authorized for the purpose; a vendue
the things sold by auction or put up to auction
to sell by auction
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.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
awk′shun, n. a public sale in which the bidder offers an increase on the price offered by another, and the articles go to him who bids highest.—v.t. to sell by auction.—adj. Auc′tionary.—n. Auctioneer′, one who is licensed to sell by auction.—v.t. to sell by auction.—Dutch auction, a kind of mock auction at which the salesman starts at a high price, and comes down till he meets a bidder. [L. auction-em, an increasing—augēre, auctum, to increase.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'auction' in Nouns Frequency: #2348
The numerical value of auction in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of auction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Everyone is cautiously optimistic about next year's economic situation, so CCTV downplayed the auction.
While the auction process typically functions well, we would not be surprised to see significant volatility in the RadioShack 6.75s around the auction and an elevated CDS recovery final auction price.
It's really an eclectic auction of a lot of items from Britney Spears, Michael Jackson, Madonna, so many items to choose from pop culture history, we anticipate the entire auction could bring in somewhere between 2 and 4 million dollars.
There's much more awareness, people all over Nigeria and Marketplace Africa today are looking towards art, and in fact Kenya has opened an auction house, Uganda's having an auction this year, so there is a bit of a domino effect in Marketplace Africa.
If I am invited back to this show next year, there will be a spectrum auction ongoing in the US at that time, we will hold for the first time in the world an incentive auction in which we seek to buy back 600 megahertz spectrum from broadcasters and repackage it to sell to the wireless industry.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- مزاد, مزايدةArabic
- наддаване, търг, продавам на търгBulgarian
- subhastar, subhastaCatalan, Valencian
- dražba, aukceCzech
- versteigern, Auktion, VersteigerungGerman
- remate, subastar, rematar, subastaSpanish
- huutokauppa, huutokaupataFinnish
- vente aux enchères, enchèresFrench
- cuir ar ceant, ceantáil, cuir ceant ar, ceantIrish
- proia, poxar, almoeda, poxaGalician
- מכירה פומביתHebrew
- aukció, árverésHungarian
- mettere all'asta, asta, vendere all'astaItalian
- オークション, 競売Japanese
- 경매, 경매하다Korean
- auctio, praecoLatin
- veiling, veilenDutch
- auksjonNorwegian Nynorsk
- leiloar, leilãoPortuguese
- aukcija, аукцијаSerbo-Croatian
- వేలం వేయు, వేలంTelugu
- müzayede, açık artırma, mezatTurkish
- bán đấu giá, đấu giáVietnamese
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