HyperDic: auction

English > 3 senses of the word auction:
NOUNactauction, auction bridgea variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game
actauction, auction sale, venduethe public sale of something to the highest bidder
VERBpossessionauction, auction off, auctioneersell at an auction
auction > pronunciation
Soundsaa'kshahn; ao'kshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > auction: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge.
Synonymauction bridge
BroaderbridgeAny of various card games based on whist for four players
English > auction: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe public sale of something to the highest bidder.
Synonymsauction sale, vendue
Category ofby-bidbid on behalf of someone else
offer, bid, tenderPropose a payment
outbidbid higher than others
overbidbid more than the object is worth
underbidbid too low
underbidbid lower than a competing bidder
upset price(auction) the minimum price at which a seller of property will entertain bids
BroadersaleThe general activity of selling
Spanishremate, subasta
Catalanencant, subhasta
Nounsauctioneeran agent who conducts an auction
Verbsauctionsell at an auction
English > auction: 3 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningsell at an auction.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsauction off, auctioneer
Categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilismtransactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
BroadersellExchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
Spanishrematar, subastar
Catalansubhastar
Nounsauctionthe public sale of something to the highest bidder
auctioneeran agent who conducts an auction

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