auction

Part of speech: verb

To sell by auction.

Part of speech: verb

To sell by or at auction.

Part of speech: noun

A public sale of property to the highest bidder.

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Usage examples "auction":

  1. But, whenever Pyrrhus went to market, letters reached the island delivered at the fish auction in the harbour by Anukis, Charmian's Nubian maid, to the old freedman, who had become her close friend. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. I thought the auction turned out well for you, but I never heard for certain, and maybe you haven't got the money for the boat. - "Hyacinth 1906", George A. Birmingham.
  3. " George," said Kate, speaking before she quite got up to them, " will you tell me whether you have been preparing all your things for an open sale by auction?" - "Can You Forgive Her?", Anthony Trollope.