auction auction  /ˈɑk ʃən/


  1. (n) a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge
  2. (n) the public sale of something to the highest bidder
  3. (v) sell at an auction

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  1. An auction for some Los Angeles real estate Monday may have set a new price-per-foot record and all for a place without much of a view.
  2. Town square, community center, social scene--eBay turned into much more than an auction.
  3. As consumers seek relief from the recession, auctions for food and other necessities gain in popularity.


  1. Annual bike, property auction planned for Saturday

    MICHIGAN CITY — The Michigan City Police Department is hosting the annual bike and property auction at 9 a.m. on Saturday, with viewing beginning at 8 a.m.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Michigan City News-Dispatch

  2. Egypt to sell $550 mln in 1-yr dollar T-bills at Monday auction

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will offer $550 million in 1-year, dollar-denominated treasury bills at a auction on Monday, the central bank said. The bills will roll over $526 million in similar one-year bills that mature on June 18. At its last auction on May 13, the bank sold $1.25 billion of dollar-denominated bills at an average yield of 3.844 percent. The bank introduced the dollar T-bills in ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Police Auction sells over one hundred bikes

    Quad Citians had the chance to bid on bikes at an auction hosted by the police.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: WQAD Moline

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  1. Ben Bernanke, the Fed's chairman, says its new facility reduced uncertainty about the amount of liquidity in the system and generated "little, if any, stigma associated with participation in the auction".
    on Jan 22, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Financial Times

  2. "With humor, smarts and unflappable determination, Meg took a small, barely known online auction site and helped it become an integral part of our lives. We're all enormously grateful that Meg dedicated herself to stewarding eBay through its 10 most...
    on Jan 23, 2008 By: Pierre Omidyar Source: Forbes

  3. "We are overwhelmed with the response and generosity to the auction," Ferrell said. "This money will help so many young people with their dreams of attending college."
    on Sep 27, 2007 By: Will Ferrell Source: CNN

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