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con·sign·ment

 (kən-sīn′mənt)
n.
1. The act of consigning.
2. Something consigned.
Idiom:
on consignment
With the provision that payment is expected only on completed sales and that unsold items may be returned to the one consigning: The retailer accepted the shipment on consignment.

consignment

(kənˈsaɪnmənt)
n
1. the act of consigning; commitment
2. (Commerce) a shipment of goods consigned
3. (Commerce) on consignment for payment by the consignee after sale: he made the last shipment on consignment.

con•sign•ment

(kənˈsaɪn mənt)

n.
1. the act of consigning.
2. something that is consigned.
3. property sent to an agent, esp. for sale.
Idioms:
on consignment, (of goods) sent to a reseller who pays only for what is sold and who may return anything unsold.
[1555–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.consignment - goods carried by a large vehicleconsignment - goods carried by a large vehicle  
merchandise, product, ware - commodities offered for sale; "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products"
2.consignment - the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)
confinement - the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them
3.consignment - the delivery of goods for sale or disposal
bringing, delivery - the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail); "his reluctant delivery of bad news"

consignment

noun shipment, delivery, batch, goods The first consignment of food has already left Bologna.
Translations
إرْسالِيَّه، بِضاعَة مُرْسَلَه
zásilka
forsendelse
küldemény
vörusending
zásielka

consignment

[kənˈsaɪnmənt]
A. Nenvío m, remesa f
goods on consignmentmercancías fpl en consignación
B. CPD consignment note Ntalón m de expedición

consignment

[kənˈsaɪnmənt] n [goods] → arrivage m, envoi mconsignment note n (COMMERCE)bordereau m d'expédition

consignment

n (Comm)
(of goods)Versendung f, → Verschickung f; goods for consignment abroadins Ausland gehende Ware; on consignmentin Kommission; (overseas) → in Konsignation
(= goods)Sendung f; (bigger) → Ladung f

consignment

[kənˈsaɪnmənt] n (of goods) → partita, consegna, spedizione f

consign

(kənˈsain) verb
to put into or deliver to; to transfer. The little boy was consigned to his grandmother's care.
conˈsignment noun
a load (of goods). the latest consignment of books.
References in classic literature ?
he said,and then went on to ask about the means of making consignments and the forms to be gone through, and of all sorts of difficulties which might arise, but by forethought could be guarded against.
The logs swayed and chafed and groaned as fresh consignments from up-stream battered the now weakening dam.
Suffice it that Santos had wind that big consignments of Austrailian gold were shortly to be shipped home to England; that he, like myself, had done nothing on the diggings, where he had looked to make his fortune, and out of which he meant to make it still.
All our consignments have long been made to Rovinghams' the commission- merchants; and although, as a check upon them, and in the stewardship of my father's resources, your judgment and watchfulness have been actively exerted, still those qualities would have influenced my father's fortunes equally, if you had lived in any private dwelling: would they not?
As I was saying; if Monsieur Manette had not died; if he had suddenly and silently disappeared; if he had been spirited away; if it had not been difficult to guess to what dreadful place, though no art could trace him; if he had an enemy in some compatriot who could exercise a privilege that I in my own time have known the boldest people afraid to speak of in a whisper, across the water there; for instance, the privilege of filling up blank forms for the consignment of any one to the oblivion of a prison for any length of time; if his wife had implored the king, the queen, the court, the clergy, for any tidings of him, and all quite in vain;--then the history of your father would have been the history of this unfortunate gentleman, the Doctor of Beauvais.
The following morning the cages would be filled with a new consignment of victims, and so on throughout the ten days of the games.
Nearby one of the ship's officers was shouting orders to a flotilla of native boats that was approaching to lighter the consignment of the steamer's cargo destined for this tiny post.
Mahbub had gone down to Umballa to bring up a fresh consignment of horses, and Kim met him on the Kalka road at dusk riding alone, begged an alms of him, was sworn at, and replied in English.
Answers to the name of Buck,' " the man soliloquized, quoting from the saloon-keeper's letter which had announced the consignment of the crate and contents.
The members of the family and servants of the house kept away from the gloomy spot, where the bones of the descendant of an ancient line of knights and gentlemen lay, awaiting their final consignment to the family crypt.
Before Betsy had time to walk out of the drawing-room, she was met in the doorway by Stepan Arkadyevitch, who had just come from Yeliseev's, where a consignment of fresh oysters had been received.
Giving the waiter to the personage before mentioned, as a block- head duly qualified for that consignment, Mr.