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Auction

Meanings and phrases

auction

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge; auction bridge
  2. the public sale of something to the highest bidder; auction sale; vendue

auction

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. sell at an auction; auction off; auctioneer

auction block

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a platform from which an auctioneer sells; block

auction bridge

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge; auction

auction house

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a firm that conducts auctions
E.g.
  • Expert Sue Cubitt of the auction house had the works examined.
  • The record-setting ball was consigned to an auction house on August 21.
  • The original sold for £982,050 at Bonhams auction house in London on 20 March 2013.

auction off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. sell at an auction; auction; auctioneer

auction pitch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an all-fours game in which the first card led is a trump; pitch

auction sale

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the public sale of something to the highest bidder; auction; vendue

dutch auction

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a method of selling in which the price is reduced until a buyer is found

sold at auction

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Examples have sold at auction for well over $1M.
  • The cottage was sold at auction on 30 May 2013.
  • In 2006 it sold at auction for US$80 million.

up for auction

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In a buyout, the company is first put up for auction.
  • The station was put up for auction in 1940.
  • Conan Doyle's house was put up for auction.

public auction

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Most Farnsley property was sold at public auction in early 1850.
  • On 29 November, she was sold at public auction to A. M. Carpenter.
  • Rolette's estate was sold at a sheriff's sale (i.e., public auction) in 1845.

online auction

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • An online auction is essentially an auction on the internet.
  • online auction of Star Trek items.
  • In 1999, he partnered with UGO Networks on an online auction titled "Save Me!".

auction houses

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It is periodically sent to over 100 auction houses around the world.
  • They have also been widely sold by the auction houses Bonhams, Christie's, and artnet.
  • In addition, Artsy partners with top auction houses, like Phillips, Christie's and Sotheby's.

charity auction

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Since 2009, there has been a charity auction accompanying the Golden Foot event.
  • One Los Angeles-based convention, Gallifrey One, has named its annual charity auction in May's memory.
  • She has also served as the key note speaker for a charity auction hosted by the Junior Achievement branch in Canada.
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