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1. auction

noun. ['ˈɑːkʃən, ˈɔkʃən'] a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge.

Synonyms

  • auction bridge

Antonyms

  • unconnectedness
  • disjoin

Etymology

  • augere (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Auction

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  • absorption
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  • acceleration
  • accession
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  • acclimation
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How do you pronounce auction?

Pronounce auction as ˈɔkʃən.

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Example sentences of the word auction


1. Noun, singular or mass
The starting price for a home on auction is the price at which the property is listed.

2. Verb, base form
The lender will auction off the home at a sheriff's sale and transfer ownership to the highest bidder.

Quotes containing the word auction


1. Auction houses run a rigged game. They know exactly how many people will be bidding on a work and exactly who they are. In a gallery, works of art need only one person who wants to pay for them.
- Jerry Saltz

2. auction

noun. ['ˈɑːkʃən, ˈɔkʃən'] the public sale of something to the highest bidder.

Synonyms

  • vendue
  • auction sale

Antonyms

  • take
  • wholesale
  • dissuade

Etymology

  • augere (Latin)

3. auction

verb. ['ˈɑːkʃən, ˈɔkʃən'] sell at an auction.

Synonyms

  • auction off
  • sell

Antonyms

  • purchase
  • pay
  • subscribe to

Etymology

  • augere (Latin)
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