What does auction mean

AUCTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does auction mean? 

AUCTION(noun)
  The noun AUCTION has 2 senses:

1.a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge

2.the public sale of something to the highest bidder

  Familiarity information: AUCTION used as a noun is rare.


AUCTION(verb)
  The verb AUCTION has 1 sense:

1.sell at an auction

  Familiarity information: AUCTION used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AUCTION(noun)


Sense 1

Meaning:

A variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

auction; auction bridge

Hypernyms ("auction" is a kind of...):

bridge (any of various card games based on whist for four players)


Sense 2

Meaning:

The public sale of something to the highest bidder

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

auction; auction sale; vendue

Hypernyms ("auction" is a kind of...):

sale (the general activity of selling)

Domain member category:

upset price ((auction) the minimum price at which a seller of property will entertain bids)

bid; offer; tender (propose a payment)

by-bid (bid on behalf of someone else)

overbid (bid more than the object is worth)

underbid (bid too low)

outbid (bid higher than others)

underbid (bid lower than a competing bidder)

Derivation:

auction (sell at an auction)

auctioneer (an agent who conducts an auction)


AUCTION(verb)





Sense 1

Meaning:

Sell at an auction

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

auction; auction off; auctioneer

Hypernyms (to "auction" is one way to...):

sell (exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent)

Domain category:

commerce; commercialism; mercantilism (transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Derivation:

auction (the public sale of something to the highest bidder)

auctioneer (an agent who conducts an auction)

 Context examples 


Then he have an auction in that house, and advertise it, and put up big notice; and when the day come he sell off by a great auctioneer all the goods of that other man who own them.

(Dracula, by Bram Stoker)

"Every path has its puddle." (English proverb)

"The cheap thing isn’t without problem, the expensive without help." (Afghanistan proverb)

"The stingy has a big porch and little morality." (Arabic proverb)

"He who leaves and then returns, had a good trip." (Corsican proverb)


 AUCTION: related words searches 

» bridge: pronunciation in phonetic transcription
» Meaning of sale
» underbid definition
» by-bid meaning
» tender: pronunciation in phonetic transcription


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