Definition of vendor in English:


(also vender)

Pronunciation /ˈvendər/ /ˈvɛndər/ /ˈvenˌdôr/ /ˈvɛnˌdɔr/

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  • 1A person or company offering something for sale, especially a trader in the street.

    ‘an Italian ice cream vendor’
    • ‘They found a street vendor selling ice cream; this time Rose wouldn't take no for an answer.’
    • ‘She glanced around quickly, and her eyes caught a street vender who was selling ice cream.’
    • ‘These are sold at market or by street vendors, but people typically grow enough for their own consumption.’
    • ‘The cries of children playing and street vendors hawking their merchandise rose above the hubbub.’
    • ‘Street vendors had set up their carts in front of her space, keeping customers away.’
    • ‘Street vendors and small restaurants in Bangkok also reported chicken sales have dived since late last week.’
    • ‘For example, Unilever sells soap through street vendors and Coca-Cola is sold through kiosks.’
    • ‘She explained that some place had become a dumping area for rotting vegetables that vendors were unable to sale.’
    • ‘Surprisingly, many middle-class customers also enjoy buying from the street vendors.’
    • ‘Today's street vendors hawk pirated DVD movies and contraband toys and clothing from China.’
    • ‘In Peru's informal economic sector, street vendors sell anything from food to flowers.’
    • ‘A seafood vendor hawks his goods at a morning market in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.’
    • ‘You'll see vendors hawking everything from incense to books on the latest conspiracy theory.’
    • ‘The hotdog vendor looked up from his task of assembling Rhino's meal and stared at them.’
    • ‘I am reminded of a very simple example where hotdog vendors compete for location on a strip of beach.’
    • ‘The explosion in Baghdad occurred in a market when police tried to dismantle two bombs found in vendors ' stalls.’
    • ‘The battle should begin with shop owners, they should not allow vendors along the corridors.’
    • ‘I learned to drink espresso there served up from a little vendor's cart.’
    • ‘He nodded and I turned away, walking straight up to the vendor's cart.’
    • ‘I'd just grab something from a vendor's cart in the marketplace.’
    1. 1.1A person or company whose principal product lines are office supplies and equipment.
    2. 1.2Law The seller, especially of property.
      ‘First, he must be sure that the vendor of the property is really entitled to sell it.’
      • ‘Contracts between the vendor and the claimant were exchanged on 12 th June 1995.’
      • ‘In the agreement the vendor warranted that the pool machinery was properly constructed and free of structural deficits.’
      • ‘On 30 June the Solicitors remitted the full purchase price of £102,000 to the Vendor's solicitors.’
      • ‘The vendor's solicitor responded with a letter to Kent dated October 9.’


Late 16th century from Anglo-Norman French vendour (see vend).