Definitions for bargainˈbɑr gən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bar•gainˈbɑr gən(n.)

  1. an advantageous purchase, esp. one acquired at less than the usual cost.

  2. an agreement between parties settling what each shall do, give, receive, etc., in a transaction.

  3. such an agreement as affecting one of the parties:

    a losing bargain.

  4. something acquired by bargaining.

  5. (v.i.)to discuss the terms of a bargain; negotiate; haggle.

  6. to conclude a bargain.

  7. (v.t.)to arrange by bargain; negotiate.

  8. to anticipate as likely to occur; expect (usu. fol. by a clause):

    I'll bargain that he's our next supervisor.

  9. bargain for or on, to expect; anticipate:

    I never bargained on a 12-hour day.

    Category: Verb Phrase

Idioms for bargain:

  1. in or into the bargain,besides.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of bargain:

1300–50; ME (v.) < AF, OF bargai(g)ner, prob. < Frankish

bar′gain•er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bargain, deal(noun)

    an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each

    "he made a bargain with the devil"; "he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals"

  2. bargain, buy, steal(verb)

    an advantageous purchase

    "she got a bargain at the auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price"

  3. dicker, bargain(verb)

    negotiate the terms of an exchange

    "We bargained for a beautiful rug in the bazaar"

  4. bargain(verb)

    come to terms; arrive at an agreement

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bargain(noun)ˈɑɑrgən

    a cheap purchase; = deal

    a real bargain at just $30

  2. bargainˈɑɑrgən

    an agreement between people; =deal

  3. bargainˈɑɑrgən

    to agree to sth

    She made a bargain with her boss.

  4. bargain(verb)ˈɑɑrgən

    to try to negotiate for sth better

    to bargain with the market trader; The government will not bargain over teachers' pay.

  5. bargainˈɑɑrgən

    worse or more difficult than expected

    Nine puppies was a little more than we bargained for.

Wiktionary

  1. bargain(Noun)

    An agreement between parties concerning the sale of property; or a contract by which one party binds himself to transfer the right to some property for a consideration, and the other party binds himself to receive the property and pay the consideration.

  2. bargain(Noun)

    An agreement or stipulation; mutual pledge.

  3. bargain(Noun)

    A purchase; also (when not qualified), a gainful transaction; an advantageous purchase; as, to buy a thing at a bargain.

  4. bargain(Noun)

    The thing stipulated or purchased; also, anything bought cheap.

  5. bargain(Verb)

    To make a bargain; to make a contract for the exchange of property or services; to negotiate; -- followed by with and for; as, to bargain with a farmer for a cow.

  6. bargain(Verb)

    To transfer for a consideration; to barter; to trade; as, to bargain one horse for another.

  7. Origin: bargaynen, from bargaigner, from bargaigner, of origin, from *, from burganan, from bhergh-. Akin to borgen ( borgen), borgian. More at borrow.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bargain(noun)

    an agreement between parties concerning the sale of property; or a contract by which one party binds himself to transfer the right to some property for a consideration, and the other party binds himself to receive the property and pay the consideration

  2. Bargain(noun)

    an agreement or stipulation; mutual pledge

  3. Bargain(noun)

    a purchase; also ( when not qualified), a gainful transaction; an advantageous purchase; as, to buy a thing at a bargain

  4. Bargain(noun)

    the thing stipulated or purchased; also, anything bought cheap

  5. Bargain(noun)

    to make a bargain; to make a contract for the exchange of property or services; -- followed by with and for; as, to bargain with a farmer for a cow

  6. Bargain(verb)

    to transfer for a consideration; to barter; to trade; as, to bargain one horse for another

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. BARGAIN

    A disease common to women, caught in the Sunday papers and developed in department stores on Mondays. Symptoms, loud talk, pushing and shoving, a combination prize-fight and foot-ball scrimmage. (Old spelling _Bark-gain_).

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bargain' in Nouns Frequency: #2680


Translations for bargain

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

bargain(noun)

something bought cheaply and giving good value for money

This carpet was a real bargain.

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