What does auction mean?

Definitions for auction
ˈɔk ʃənauc·tion

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    a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge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

Wiktionary

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Auction(noun)

    the things sold by auction or put up to auction

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Auction(verb)

    to sell by auction

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of auction in a Sentence

  1. The Treasury:

    Treasury believes that postponing the auction for the 2-year note poses less risk for market functioning than postponing the 5-year or 7-year note offering.

  2. Ralf Dommermuth:

    We don't know how the frequency auction will end. That's why we are saying we only want to pay a statutory minimum dividend, if we are able to acquire spectrum and build up an own network.

  3. The British-born , Australian-raised actress:

    It took quite a few months to weed through boxes and storage containers. But it was a fun venture. It just took a lot of time and sorting and it started out really that I was just going to auction off the 'Grease' jacket and pants for my cancer wellness center in Australia. And then it kind of grew out of that.

  4. Trevor Sikorski:

    Any increase in free allocation would result in a reduction in auction volumes - so the impact would be less industrial buying and potentially more (industrial) selling but that would be offset with the reduction in (auctioning) volumes.

  5. Aline Poncelet:

    There is no need to use the last auction process.

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