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.

Origin: F. Vendre, L. Vendere, from venum dare; venus sale + dare to give. See Venal, Date, time.

(01 Mar 1998)