Significado de “auction” - en el Diccionario Inglés

auction en inglés británico

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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
They're holding an auction of jewellery on Thursday.
The painting will be sold at auction next week.
The house and its contents are being put up for auction.

Más ejemplos

  • 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/

(Definición de auction del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

auction en inglés americano

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auctionnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈɔk·ʃən/

a usually public sale of goods or property, where people make higher and higher bids (= offers of money) for each item, until there are no higher bids and it is sold for the most money offered:

[ C ] an auction of early American furniture
[ U ] bulls sold at auction
auction
verb [ T ] us /ˈɔk·ʃən/

The artwork is being auctioned to benefit UNICEF.

(Definición de auction del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

auction en inglés de negocios

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auctionnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈɔːkʃən/ us COMMERCE, E-COMMERCE

a public sale in which goods or property are sold to the person who offers the most money:

sell sth at auction The painting was sold at auction for €12 million.
hold an auction We held a charity auction in aid of the local hospital.
be up/come up/go up/be put up for auction One of the prints recently came up for auction in the United States.
an internet/online/public auction You can bid for it in an online auction.

auctionverb [ T ]

uk /ˈɔːkʃən/ us also auction off COMMERCE, E-COMMERCE

to sell something in a public auction:

The stamps will be auctioned tomorrow.
The family is auctioning off its art collection.

(Definición de auction del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)