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    a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge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

    We've got credible auction houses and a great gallery system and the world is now realizing that we've come of age, it's a great place to look at art and to buy art.

  2. Eric Gross:

    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.

  3. Broadband India Forum:

    Even otherwise, the 5G auction did not look very bright.

  4. David Bennett:

    Very few gemstones have ever been sold for more than that, and it's setting the record price here in Asia for a gemstone in auction.

  5. Brice Quesnel:

    We would probably need six months, at least, after the first auction before the second would take place.

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