Definition of auctioneer in English:



  • A person who conducts auctions by accepting bids and declaring goods sold.

    • ‘Then, with a final stroke of his gavel, the auctioneer declared that the auction was over.’
    • ‘The internet has also benefited many local auctioneers and estate agents.’
    • ‘The property will be sold by top auctioneers at a London hotel on May 19.’
    • ‘Dealing only with the auctioneer and solicitors, they had no idea who the owners of the land were.’
    • ‘Conducting the auction of a property, the auctioneer noticed an agent talking to his client on his mobile phone.’
    • ‘Guidelines have been given to auctioneers and estate agents to prevent money laundering.’
    • ‘Check what methods of payment the auctioneer will accept for the property.’
    • ‘The auctioneer who conducted the sale of the island, refused to comment.’
    • ‘This understanding can be confirmed by the vendor and the auctioneer.’
    • ‘The search is on for an experienced auctioneer who can help a group of amateur artists sell their work for charity.’
    • ‘Baker had instructed auctioneers to sell certain goods.’
    • ‘Only a handful of auctioneers in Dublin sell computer equipment from liquidations or receiverships.’
    • ‘He said he had commissioned an auctioneer to estimate the value of renting these bays.’
    • ‘The book was sold by Edinburgh auctioneers to an American collector.’
    • ‘Some auctioneers call for high opening bids and if you are the first bidder and no-one else joins in you may pay over the odds’
    • ‘The entire sale was conducted by the auctioneers giving a verbal description of the stock and taking bids from the rows of seated buyers.’
    • ‘Brokers and auctioneers profit by charging a small fee for each transaction completed using their services.’
    • ‘When houses are on the market, owners are advised by auctioneers to invest time and money into the garden.’
    • ‘This is the second attempt by the auctioneers to sell the properties.’
    • ‘Dealers had different means of signalling their intentions to an auctioneer.’
    • ‘Few auctioneers or estate agents claim that the region's unique status has had a major influence on land prices.’
    • ‘You can pick up a bargain at an auction, but this can be risky as auctioneers can refuse to accept responsibility for the quality of goods they auction.’
    vendor, retailer, purveyor, shopkeeper, supplier, stockist, trader, merchant, dealer
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