Translation of "auction" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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auctionnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈɔːk.ʃən/ us /ˈɑːk.ʃən/

C1 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

a furniture auction 傢俱拍賣會
They're holding an auction of jewellery on Thursday. 他們將在週四舉行一場珠寶拍賣會。
The painting will be sold at auction next week. 這幅畫將在下周拍賣。
The house and its contents are being put up for auction. 這座房子及裡面的傢俱已被交付拍賣。

More examples

  • Two senior officials have been entrusted with organizing the auction.
  • Amongst other pop ephemera, the auction will be selling off rock stars' stage clothes.
  • A rare Stradivarius violin failed to reach its reserve price when put up for auction on Tuesday.
  • In an auction, goods or property are sold to the highest bidder.
  • She bought the bed for a song at an auction.

auctionverb [ T ]

uk /ˈɔːk.ʃən/ us /ˈɑːk.ʃən/

to sell something in a public auction

The stamps will be auctioned tomorrow. 這些郵票將在明天拍賣。
The family is auctioning (off) its art collection. 這家人將要拍賣他們的藝術收藏品。

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