Auction houses

Auction houses

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Auction — Auctioneer redirects here. For the DC Comics supervillain, see Auctioneer (comics). An auctioneer and her assistants scan the crowd for bidders. An auction is a process of buying and selling goods or services by offering them up for bid, taking… …   Wikipedia

  • auction — [[t]ɔ͟ːkʃ(ə)n[/t]] ♦♦♦ auctions, auctioning, auctioned 1) N VAR: oft for/at N, N n An auction is a public sale where goods are sold to the person who offers the highest price. Lord Salisbury bought the picture at auction in London some years ago …   English dictionary

  • auction house — noun a firm that conducts auctions • Hypernyms: ↑firm, ↑house, ↑business firm * * * ˈauction house 7 [auction house auction houses] noun a company that sells things in ↑auct …   Useful english dictionary

  • auction — A common method of issuing gilts. Similar to a tender offer. In an auction, investors apply to buy the new gilts being issued, specifying the amount they wish to purchase and the price they are prepared to pay. The new gilts will be issued to… …   Financial and business terms

  • Auction rate security — An auction rate security (ARS) typically refers to a debt instrument (corporate or municipal bonds) with a long term nominal maturity for which the interest rate is regularly reset through a dutch auction. It could also refer to a preferred stock …   Wikipedia

  • auction — A method of sale in which goods, securities, rights, etc. are sold in public to the highest bidder. Auctions are used for any property for which there are likely to be a number of competing buyers, such as houses, second hand and antique… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • auction off — PHRASAL VERB If you auction off something, you sell it to the person who offers the most money for it, often at an auction. [V P n (not pron)] Any fool could auction off a factory full of engineering machinery... [V n P] They take drug dealers… …   English dictionary

  • Stockholm Auction House — Stockholms Auktionsverk (Swedish for Stockholm s Auction House ) founded in 1674 in Sweden is the world s oldest auction house.Several times each year at the Nybrogatan showrooms in central Stockholm high quality items are sold by auctions… …   Wikipedia

  • virtual auction — An auction conducted completely on line, with no physical location. Virtual auctions are conducted on the Internet by such auction houses as Ebay …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • Destruction of country houses in 20th-century Britain — Trentham Hall demolished in 1912. The Italianate Trentham was so lavish that the Shah of Persia in 1873 remarked to the future King Edward VII, of their host too grand for a subject, you ll have to have his head off when you come to the throne.… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”