vend

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v vend sell or offer for sale from place to place
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It cost the soft drink industry $100 million a year for thefts committed involving vending machines
    • Vend The act of vending or selling; a sale.
    • Vend The total sales of coal from a colliery.
    • v. t Vend To transfer to another person for a pecuniary equivalent; to make an object of trade; to dispose of by sale; to sell; as, to vend goods; to vend vegetables.Vend differs from barter. We vend for money; we barter for commodities. Vend is used chiefly of wares, merchandise, or other small articles, not of lands and tenements.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Since 1978, at least 37 people have died as a result of shaking vending machines, in an attempt to get free merchandise. More than 100 people have been injured
    • vend To transfer to another person for a pecuniary equivalent; sell: as, to vend goods.
    • n vend Sale; market.
    • n vend Same as Wend.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Over 10,000 coffee cafes plus several thousand vending machines with both hot and cold coffee serve the needs of Tokyo alone.
    • v.t Vend vend to give for sale, to sell: to give for money: to make an object of trade
    • n Vend something salable
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Quotations

  • Robert C. Gallagher
    Robert C. Gallagher
    “Change is inevitable-except from a vending machine.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. vendre, L. vendere, from venum dare,; venus, sale + dare, to give. See 2d Venal Date, time

Usage

In literature:

Is pickled salmon vended there?
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
Our present proposition is, that THE MANUFACTURING AND VENDING OF ARDENT SPIRITS IS MORALLY WRONG, AND OUGHT TO BE FORTHWITH ABANDONED.
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
It was "Doctor" Lightner, vending his "Magic Oil.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Common as vestment vending Hebrew.
"The Comic Latin Grammar" by Percival Leigh
At the bazaar entrance, where old women vended flowers and fruit, Gabriel reined in his horse.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
They are afraid to vend it here.
"Calamities and Quarrels of Authors" by Isaac Disraeli
He made it himself, and vended it as a certain cure for coughs and colds.
"The Wolf Patrol" by John Finnemore
Some of these fortunes came from furs, timber and vending merchandise.
"History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I" by Myers Gustavus
If there was no market for the vending of slaves, there would be no inducement for the thief to steal them.
"Thoughts on African Colonization" by William Lloyd Garrison
Their houses are full of them, and they vend them at their faires to very great gaines.
"Great Masters in Painting: Rembrandt van Rijn" by Malcolm Bell
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In news:

Jell -O Pudding Vending Machine That's Not For Kids.
Don't Go to This Vending Machine.
When students are pondering a "bill of rights" for themselves, one might expect to see a vending machine in the cafeteria or a longer lunch hour on the list of demands.
Police Looking For Vending Machine Thief.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police in Des Moines say they're looking for a suspect connected to a string of vending machine thefts.
The company Beverly Hills Caviar recently unveiled the first ever touchscreen vending machine , located at the Burbank Towne Center.
The Des Moines Police Department says in a release Thursday that several vending machines in the downtown area have been broken into since late November.
Healthy vending products, alongside traditional vending items, is one of seven healthy food trends, according to Packaged Facts.
Vending machines, foodservice, convenience store, beverage business, Nestle.
A&M Equipment Sales Presents Micro Market Tips From Georgia Vending Operator.
A&M Equipment Sales interviews Seden Harrison of Smart Source Vending, Gwinnett County, Ga. On the Vending Business Blog.
Would you think twice if nutritional info was posted on vending machines.
Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper will now start putting nutritional information on the vending machines.
Vending operators have the technology and services, but aren't positioning themselves as innovative.
Pepsi has introduced a real vending machine that's social media-enabled.
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In science:

Vk is the value of the inflaton potential at the moment when the mode with the comoving wavenumber k exits the horizon at inflation and Vend is the value at the end of inflation.
Roulette Inflation with K\"ahler Moduli and their Axions
Two representations of a vending machine: • Set-like representation: This model of a vending machine controls the stock of products through the use of states.
Discovery of Invariants through Automated Theory Formation
The abstract model represents the states of products using state sets, while the refinement introduces a status function that maps products to their states. • Arithmetic-like representation: This model of the vending machine uses natural numbers to represent the stock and money held within the machine.
Discovery of Invariants through Automated Theory Formation
While the abstract model deals with a single product, the refinement introduces a second product to the vending machine. 3.
Discovery of Invariants through Automated Theory Formation
Vk is the value of the inflaton potential at the moment when the mode with the comoving wave number k exits the horizon at inflation and finally Vend is the value at the end of inflation.
Equation of state and Beginning of Thermalization After Preheating
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