on consignment

on con·sign·ment
O o


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [on, awn kuh n-sahyn-muh nt]
    • /ɒn, ɔn kənˈsaɪn mənt/
    • /ɒn kənˈsaɪn.mənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [on, awn kuh n-sahyn-muh nt]
    • /ɒn, ɔn kənˈsaɪn mənt/

Definitions of on consignment words

  • noun on consignment the act of consigning. 1
  • noun on consignment something that is consigned. 1
  • noun on consignment Commerce. property sent to an agent for sale, storage, or shipment. 1
  • adjective on consignment of, relating to, or shipped as goods on consignment: consignment selling of gift items. 1
  • idioms on consignment on consignment, (of goods) sent to an agent for sale, with title being held by the consignor until a sale is made. 1
  • phrase on consignment If goods are sold on consignment, the owner is given a percentage of the price once they are sold. 0

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Origin of on consignment

First appearance:

before 1555
One of the 31% oldest English words
First recorded in 1555-65; consign + -ment

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Parts of speech for On consignment


on consignment popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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