Translation of "auction" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

auction

noun [ C or U ] uk us /ˈɔːk.ʃən/ US  /ˈɑːk-/

a usually public sale of goods or property, where people make higher and higher bids (= offers of money) for each thing, until the thing is sold to the person who will pay most

拍卖
a furniture auction 家具拍卖会
They're holding an auction of jewellery on Thursday. 他们将在周四举行一场珠宝拍卖会。
The painting will be sold at/UK also by auction next week. 这幅画将在下周拍卖。
The house and its contents are being put up for auction. 这座房子及里面的家当已被交付拍卖。

(Translation of “auction noun” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)