Definitions for auctionˈɔk ʃən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ref: Also called public sale.
the bidding in bridge or other games.
Ref: auction bridge.
(v.t.)to sell by auction (often fol. by off):
to auction off one's furniture.
Origin of auction:
1585–95; < L auctiō=aug(ēre) to increase, see augment+-tiō -tion
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a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an official public sale
people buying art 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
Translations for auction
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a public sale in which each thing is sold to the person who offers the highest price
They held an auction; He sold the house by auction.
- مَزاد عَلَنِيArabic
- leilãoPortuguese (BR)
- die AuktionGerman
- δημοπρασία, πλειστηριασμόςGreek
- (vente aux) enchèresFrench
- מְכִירָה פּוּמבִּיתHebrew
- ūtrupe; vairāksolīšana; izsoleLatvian
- jualan lelongMalay
- licytacja, aukcjaPolish
- aukcija, javno nadmetanjeSerbian
- açık artırma, müzayedeTurkish
- 拍賣Chinese (Trad.)
- cuộc bán đấu giáVietnamese
- 拍卖Chinese (Simp.)
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