vendor (plural vendors)

  1. A person or a company that vends or sells.
  2. A vending machine.
    • 2015, Jennifer Ott, Rays of Civilization (page 64)
      She left her duties guarding the cola vendor and brushed past Earl to the aisle with the creamed corn.
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vendor (vendors, present participle vendoring; past and past participle vendored)

  1. (transitive, software development) To bundle third-party dependencies with the source code for one's own program.
    I distributed my application with a vendored copy of Perl so that it wouldn't use the system copies of Perl where it is installed.
  2. (transitive, software development) As the software vendor, to bundle one's own, possibly modified version of dependencies with a standard program.
    Strawberry Perl contains vendored copies of some CPAN modules, designed to allow them to run on Windows.

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