a variety of all fours in which players bid to determine the trump or pitch.
Also called public sale. a publicly held sale at which property or goods are sold to the highest bidder. Cards. . (in bridge or certain other games) the competitive bidding to fix a contract that a player or players undertake to fulfill. to sell by auction (often followed by off): He auctioned off his furniture. […]
a person who conducts sales by . to (something). Contemporary Examples “$450,000,” called the auctioneer, pointing to a bidder in the crowd at Christie’s. Leonardo DiCaprio’s Big Christie’s Auction Brings in $38.8 Million Isabel Wilkinson May 13, 2013 So when Chicago auctioneer Gabe Fajuri first got a cold call from Collins describing the box, he […]
of, by, or pertaining to an : auctorial changes made in the manuscript margin; auctorial rights. Historical Examples Last of all, auctorial pride in the young mans width of shoulder, blended with soft recollections of the time he dandled him. Cradock Nowell, Vol. 3 (of 3) Richard Doddridge Blackmore The auctorial report (which, by the […]
any shrub of the genus Aucuba, native to Asia, having evergreen leaves, clusters of purple flowers, and brightly colored berries. Historical Examples The familiar Japanese laurel of gardens and shrubberies is aucuba japonica. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8 Various The last plant generally included in this order is aucuba japonica, though it […]