Definition of vendor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈvendə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvendər//
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  1. 1a person who sells things, for example food or newspapers, usually outside on the street street vendors
  2. 2(formal) a company that sells a particular product software vendors
  3. 3(law) a person who is selling a house, etc. compare seller See related entries: Buying a home
  4. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from Anglo-Norman French vendour from French vendre or Latin vendere ‘sell’, from venum ‘something for sale’ + a variant of dare ‘give’.Extra examples Contact the vendor and ask them their rates. Get a list of vendors who deliver frozen food. Jewellery, leather and clothes are offered by street vendors at every corner. The cost to the vendor of selling land by auction is normally higher than by private treaty.
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