Definition of Auction. Meaning of Auction. Synonyms of Auction

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Definition of Auction

Auction
Auction Auc"tion, n. [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.] 1. A public sale of property to the highest bidder, esp. by a person licensed and authorized for the purpose; a vendue. 2. The things sold by auction or put up to auction. Ask you why Phryne the whole auction buys ? --Pope. Note: In the United States, the more prevalent expression has been ``sales at auction,' that is, by an increase of bids (Lat. auctione). This latter form is preferable. Dutch auction, the public offer of property at a price beyond its value, then gradually lowering the price, till some one accepts it as purchaser. --P. Cyc.
Auction
Auction Auc"tion, v. t. To sell by auction.

Meaning of Auction from wikipedia

- An auction is usually 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...
- An online auction (also electronic auction or E-Auction or e-auction or eAuction) is an auction which is held over the internet. Like auctions in general...
- Yahoo! Auctions is a service set up by the online search giant Yahoo! in 1998 to compete against eBay. There are currently only three localizations of...
- A Dutch auction is one of several similar types of auctions for buying or selling goods. Most commonly, it means an auction in which the auctioneer begins...
- A spectrum auction is a process whereby a government uses an auction system to sell the rights to transmit signals over specific bands of the electromagnetic...
- Auto auctions are a method of selling vehicles based on an auction system. Auto auctions can be found in most countries and are usually exclusive to licensed...
- Auction sniping is the practice, in a timed online auction, of placing a bid likely to exceed the current highest bid (which may be hidden) as late as...
- A virginity auction is an auction, often publicized online, where a person s****s to sell their virginity. The winning bidder will win the right to be...
- Auction Hunters is an American reality television series that premiered on November 9, 2010, on Spike. In June 2011, Spike announced that it had ordered...
- Auction Kings was a reality television series produced by Authentic Entertainment for the Discovery Channel. The series premiered on October 26, 2010...
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