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auc·tion

 (ôk′shən)
n.
1. A public sale in which property or items of merchandise are sold to the highest bidder.
2. Games See auction bridge.
tr.v. auc·tioned, auc·tion·ing, auc·tions
To sell at or by an auction: auctioned off the remaining inventory.

[Latin auctiō, auctiōn-, from auctus, past participle of augēre, to increase; see aug- in Indo-European roots.]

auction

(ˈɔːkʃən)
n
1. (Commerce) a public sale of goods or property, esp one in which prospective purchasers bid against each other until the highest price is reached. Compare Dutch auction
2. (Card Games) the competitive calls made in bridge and other games before play begins, undertaking to win a given number of tricks if a certain suit is trumps
3. (Bridge) See auction bridge
vb
(Commerce) (often foll by: off) to sell by auction
[C16: from Latin auctiō an increasing, from augēre to increase]

auc•tion

(ˈɔk ʃən)

n.
1. Also called public sale. a publicly held sale at which property or goods are sold to the highest bidder.
2.
b. the bidding in bridge or other games.
v.t.
3. to sell by auction (often fol. by off): to auction off one's furniture.
[1585–95; < Latin auctiō=aug(ēre) to increase, see augment + -tiō -tion]

auction


Past participle: auctioned
Gerund: auctioning

Imperative
auction
auction
Present
I auction
you auction
he/she/it auctions
we auction
you auction
they auction
Preterite
I auctioned
you auctioned
he/she/it auctioned
we auctioned
you auctioned
they auctioned
Present Continuous
I am auctioning
you are auctioning
he/she/it is auctioning
we are auctioning
you are auctioning
they are auctioning
Present Perfect
I have auctioned
you have auctioned
he/she/it has auctioned
we have auctioned
you have auctioned
they have auctioned
Past Continuous
I was auctioning
you were auctioning
he/she/it was auctioning
we were auctioning
you were auctioning
they were auctioning
Past Perfect
I had auctioned
you had auctioned
he/she/it had auctioned
we had auctioned
you had auctioned
they had auctioned
Future
I will auction
you will auction
he/she/it will auction
we will auction
you will auction
they will auction
Future Perfect
I will have auctioned
you will have auctioned
he/she/it will have auctioned
we will have auctioned
you will have auctioned
they will have auctioned
Future Continuous
I will be auctioning
you will be auctioning
he/she/it will be auctioning
we will be auctioning
you will be auctioning
they will be auctioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been auctioning
you have been auctioning
he/she/it has been auctioning
we have been auctioning
you have been auctioning
they have been auctioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been auctioning
you will have been auctioning
he/she/it will have been auctioning
we will have been auctioning
you will have been auctioning
they will have been auctioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been auctioning
you had been auctioning
he/she/it had been auctioning
we had been auctioning
you had been auctioning
they had been auctioning
Conditional
I would auction
you would auction
he/she/it would auction
we would auction
you would auction
they would auction
Past Conditional
I would have auctioned
you would have auctioned
he/she/it would have auctioned
we would have auctioned
you would have auctioned
they would have auctioned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.auction - a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward gameauction - a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge
bridge - any of various card games based on whist for four players
2.auction - the public sale of something to the highest bidderauction - the public sale of something to the highest bidder
sale - the general activity of selling; "they tried to boost sales"; "laws limit the sale of handguns"
upset price - (auction) the minimum price at which a seller of property will entertain bids
bid, tender, offer - propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
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
Verb1.auction - sell at an auctionauction - sell at an auction      
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
sell - exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"

auction

noun sale, deal, selling, transaction, disposal, marketing, vending He bought the picture at an auction.
verb sell, trade, exchange We'll auction them for charity.
Translations
مَزَادمَزاد عَلَنِييَبيع بِالمَزاد العَلَنِي
aukcedražbavydražit
auktionauktionere
huutokauppa
dražba
aukcióelárverez
bjóîa upp, selja á uppboîiuppboî
競売
경매
aukcionasaukcionatoriusaukciono vedėjasparduoti aukcione
izsolepārdot ūtrupē / izsolēūtrupevairāksolīšana
dražbavydražiť
dražba
auktion
การประมูล
cuộc bán đấu giá

auction

[ˈɔːkʃən]
A. N
1. [of goods etc] → subasta f, remate m (LAm)
to put up for auctionsubastar, poner en pública subasta
to sell at auctionvender en pública subasta
2. (Bridge) → subasta f
B. VT (also auction off) → subastar, rematar (LAm)
C. CPD auction bridge Nbridge-remate m
auction house Ncasa f de subastas
auction room Nsala f de subastas
auction sale Nsubasta f, remate m (LAm)

auction

[ˈɔːkʃən]
n (= sale) → vente f aux enchères
to sell sth by auction → vendre qch aux enchères
to put sth up for auction → mettre qch aux enchères
vt (also auction off) [+ item, house, painting] → vendre qch aux enchères

auction

nAuktion f, → Versteigerung f; to sell something by auctionetw versteigern; to put something up for auctionetw zum Versteigern or zur Versteigerung anbieten
vt (also auction off)versteigern

auction

:
auction house
nAuktionshaus nt
auction room
nAuktionshalle f, → Auktionssaal m
auction rooms
plAuktionshalle f
auction sale
nAuktion f, → Versteigerung f

auction

[ˈɔːkʃn]
1. n (also sale by auction) → asta
2. vt (also to sell by auction) → vendere all'asta (also to put up for auction) → mettere all'asta

auction

(ˈoːkʃən) noun
a public sale in which each thing is sold to the person who offers the highest price. They held an auction; He sold the house by auction.
verb
to sell something in this way. He auctioned all his furniture before emigrating.
ˌauctioˈneer noun
a person who is in charge of selling things at an auction.

auction

مَزَاد aukce auktion Auktion δημοπρασία subasta huutokauppa enchères dražba asta 競売 경매 veiling auksjon aukcja leilão аукцион auktion การประมูล açık arttırma cuộc bán đấu giá 拍卖
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During the auction he went about with his head down, and never lifted his eyes.
Half an hour later, in the street next to this, there was to be an auction of real estate, including a portion of the old Pyncheon property, originally belonging to Maule's garden ground.
I am so rich, I could have given bid for bid with the wealthiest Praetorians at the auction of the Roman empire (which was the world's); and yet I owe for the flesh in the tongue I brag with.
No politician in Chicago ranked higher in their confidence; he had been at it a long time--had been the business agent in the city council of old Durham, the self-made merchant, way back in the early days, when the whole city of Chicago had been up at auction.
About eleven o'clock the next day, a mixed throng was gathered around the court-house steps,--smoking, chewing, spitting, swearing, and conversing, according to their respective tastes and turns,--waiting for the auction to commence.
This same in- fernal law had existed in our own South in my own time, more than thirteen hundred years later, and under it hundreds of freemen who could not prove that they were freemen had been sold into lifelong slavery without the circumstance making any particular im- pression upon me; but the minute law and the auction block came into my personal experience, a thing which had been merely improper before became sud- denly hellish.
He had a noble new skeleton--the skeleton of the late and only local celebrity, Jimmy Finn, the village drunkard--a grisly piece of property which he had bought of Jimmy Finn himself, at auction, for fifty dollars, under great competition, when Jimmy lay very sick in the tan-yard a fortnight before his death.
I says to the people, why ain't this nigger put up at auction and sold?
And after they've buried him they'll auction off his things for to pay the expenses, and then's OUR chance.
Sometimes the long-suffering house was a log hut, and the brave settlers defeated a band of hostile Indians, or occasionally were massacred by them; but in either case the Simpson house looked, to quote a Riverboro expression, "as if the devil had been having an auction in it.
There were printed bills on the gate, and on bits of carpet hanging out of the windows, announcing a sale by auction of the Household Furniture and Effects, next week.
Under the portico, with its grey, sun-bleached pillars, loitered a troop of draggled bareheaded girls, waiting for the auction to be over.