Definitions of vending

  1. the act of selling goods for a living

Usage examples for vending

  1. We hear of merchants who publicly practised the commerce of vending slaves, which indicates the utmost degree of poverty. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  2. He went into business on his own account, vending colours in the quarter and the suburbs. – Promenades of an Impressionist by James Huneker
  3. The square, before the west front of the church, was the rendezvous both of townsmen and countryfolks: but what was my astonishment on observing in one corner of it, a quack doctor vending powder for the effectual polishing of metals. – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  4. Most of the summer he drove about the prairie in a wagon, vending cheap oleographs and patent medicines, and during the winter contrived to obtain free quarters from his bachelor acquaintances. – Masters of the Wheat-Lands by Harold Bindloss
  5. Even the mere soap- vending tradesmen bid us 'beware of imitations. – Prose Fancies by Richard Le Gallienne