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a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge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
There is no need to use the last auction process.
A very special event will be an auction of third party-owned Elvis artifacts.
The auction was extremely successful, the Einstein letters sold for more than we expected.
There hasn't been any Watson scientific manuscript material ever offered at auction before.
We would look forward to participate in what would likely be an auction at that point in time.
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Translations for Auction
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- مزاد, مزايدة, مزاد علنيArabic
- 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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