What does Auction mean?

Definitions for Auctionˈɔk ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Auction.

Princeton's WordNet

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    a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge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


  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 Dictionary

  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.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Auction

    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

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Auction in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Auction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aline Poncelet:

    There is no need to use the last auction process.

  2. Kevin Kern:

    A very special event will be an auction of third party-owned Elvis artifacts.

  3. Marc Kruskol:

    The auction was extremely successful, the Einstein letters sold for more than we expected.

  4. Francis Wahlgren:

    There hasn't been any Watson scientific manuscript material ever offered at auction before.

  5. Tom Albanese:

    We would look forward to participate in what would likely be an auction at that point in time.

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