Definitions for Agentˈeɪ dʒənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agent(noun)

    an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect

    "their research uncovered new disease agents"

  2. agent(noun)

    a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

  3. agent(noun)

    a substance that exerts some force or effect

  4. agent, factor, broker(noun)

    a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission

  5. agent, federal agent(noun)

    any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau

  6. agentive role, agent(noun)

    the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

GCIDE

  1. Agent(n.)

    (Biochem., Med.) a chemical substance having biological effects; a drug.

Wiktionary

  1. agent(Noun)

    One who exerts power, or has the power to act; an actor.

  2. agent(Noun)

    One who acts for, or in the place of, another (the principal), by authority from him; one intrusted with the business of another; a substitute; a deputy; a factor.

  3. agent(Noun)

    An active power or cause; that which has the power to produce an effect; as, a physical, chemical, or medicinal agent; as, heat is a powerful agent.

  4. agent(Noun)

    In the client-server model, the part of the system that performs information preparation and exchange on behalf of a client or server. Especially in the phrase u201Cintelligent agentu201D it implies some kind of autonomous process which can communicate with other agents to perform some collective task on behalf of one or more humans.

  5. agent(Noun)

    The participant of a situation that carries out the action in this situation, e.g. "the boy" in the sentences "The boy kicked the ball" and "The ball was kicked by the boy".

  6. Origin: From agens, present participle of ago

Webster Dictionary

  1. Agent(adj)

    acting; -- opposed to patient, or sustaining, action

  2. Agent(noun)

    one who exerts power, or has the power to act; an actor

  3. Agent(noun)

    one who acts for, or in the place of, another, by authority from him; one intrusted with the business of another; a substitute; a deputy; a factor

  4. Agent(noun)

    an active power or cause; that which has the power to produce an effect; as, a physical, chemical, or medicinal agent; as, heat is a powerful agent

  5. Origin: [L. agens, agentis, p. pr. of agere to act; akin to Gr. to lead, Icel. aka to drive, Skr. aj. 2.]

Freebase

  1. Agent

    In linguistics, a grammatical agent is the cause or initiator of an event. Agent may also be the name of the thematic role. The word comes from the present participle agens, agentis of the Latin verb agere, to "do" or "make".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Agent

    āj′ent, n. a person or thing that acts or exerts power: any natural force acting on matter: one authorised or delegated to transact business for another.—n. Ag′ency, the office or business, operation or action, of an agent; instrumentality.—Law agent, a general term in Scotland, including Writers to the Signet, Solicitors to the Supreme Court, and Procurators in the sheriff courts—the requirements are an indentured apprenticeship of five years to a law agent, the passing of examinations in general knowledge and in law, and formal admission by the Court of Session. [L. agĕre, to do. See Act.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. agent

    In intelligence usage, one who is authorized or instructed to obtain or to assist in obtaining information for intelligence or counterintelligence purposes.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Agent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2379

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Agent' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3013

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Agent' in Nouns Frequency: #590

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Agent in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Agent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Walt Whitman:

    I send no agent or medium, offer no representative of value,

  2. Tony Breeze:

    you're never more than twenty yards away from an estate agent!

  3. Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland:

    I don't check those emails, that is what my doctor is doing and my agent.

  4. Anthony Perkins:

    Running an agent network is really no different than running a branch network.

  5. Richard Cherry LaBourene:

    I hear you are going to protect me, my junior secret service agent. I love it.

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