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Definitions of auction

  1. To sell to the highest bidder. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To sell by or at auction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. sell at an auction Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. A public sale of property or goods to the highest bidder; the property or effects so offered for sale. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A public sale in which one bidder increases the price on another, and the articles go to him who bids highest. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A public sale of property to the highest bidder. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A public sale of property to the highest bidder, by a person licensed for the purpose; the things sold at auction. Dutch auction, the setting up of property above its value, and gradually lowering the price till some one takes it. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. A public sale of any description of property to the highest bidder. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for auction

  1. " One word, sergeant," said he, " isn't cast off military clothing sold by public auction – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
  2. Every day since the auction he had been trying to persuade himself into the belief that he was satisfied with his bargain. – Jerusalem by Selma Lagerlöf
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