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Definition of Auction


  1. A public sale of property to the highest bidder, esp. by a person licensed and authorized for the purpose; a vendue.
  2. The things sold by auction or put up to auction.
  3. To sell by auction.

Auction Quotations

When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people.
Edmund Burke

The best works do not necessarily get to auction. I like to draw, so maybe I give you a little drawing. And then eventually it ends up at auction. And then critics say, 'Oh, that's a bad drawing!' Well, I didn't say it was so wonderful.
Marlene Dumas

I used to save all my rejection slips because I told myself, one day I'm going to autograph these and auction them. And then I lost the box.
James Lee Burke

This first print run of the first edition of my first novel, 'When The Lion Feeds.' back in 1964, is so rare it can fetch several thousand pounds at auction. I always wanted to be an author, and I decided to write about what I knew.
Wilbur Smith

Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.
H. L. Mencken
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Auction Translations

auction in Danish is auktion
auction in Dutch is auctie, afslag, mijn, vendu, veiling
auction in French is liciter, enchere, licitation
auction in German is Versteigerung, versteigern, Auktion {f}
auction in Italian is licitazione
auction in Spanish is almonedar
auction in Swedish is auktion, auktionera
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