When you vend, you sell something — for example, you might have a table at a crafts fair where you vend your line of hand-knit dog clothing.

Typically, the verb vend is used when the seller is on the move in some way, setting up a stall in a street fair or hawking homemade cupcakes out of a minivan at high school football games. Another way to use vend is specifically "to sell something out of a machine," like the kind you put a dollar in and get a bag of chips in return. The Latin root is vendere, "to sell."

Definitions of vend
  1. verb
    sell or offer for sale from place to place
    synonyms: hawk, huckster, monger, peddle, pitch
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    type of:
    deal, sell, trade
    do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
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