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Definition of Auction

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

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

A saboteur in the house of art and a comedienne in the house of art theory, Lawler has spent three decades documenting the secret life of art. Functioning as a kind of one-woman CSI unit, she has photographed pictures and objects in collectors' homes, in galleries, on the walls of auction houses, and off the walls, in museum storage.
Jerry Saltz

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

My first car, I got it in an auction at my temple. It was an '86 Volvo that I got for 500 bucks, and then wound up throwing $10,000 into the stereo system and put TVs in the foot rests. It was the most ridiculous Volvo you'd ever seen, but I had never had money before and I was out of my mind.
Shia LaBeouf
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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