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ˈbɑr gənbar·gain

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bargain, dealnoun

    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, stealverb

    an advantageous purchase

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

  3. dicker, bargainverb

    negotiate the terms of an exchange

    "We bargained for a beautiful rug in the bazaar"

  4. bargainverb

    come to terms; arrive at an agreement

Wiktionary

  1. bargainnoun

    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. bargainnoun

    An agreement or stipulation; mutual pledge.

  3. bargainnoun

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

  4. bargainnoun

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

  5. bargainverb

    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. bargainverb

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. BARGAINnoun

    Etymology: bargen, Welch; bargaigne, Fr.

    What is marriage but a very bargain? wherein is sought alliance, or portion, or reputation, with some desire of issue; and not the faithful nuptial union of man and wife. Francis Bacon.

    No more can be due to me,
    Than at the bargain made was meant. John Donne.

    Give me but my price for the other two, and you shall even have that into the bargain. Roger L'Estrange.

    He who is at the charge of a tutor at home, may give his son a more genteel carriage, with greater learning into the bargain, than any at school can do. John Locke.

    There was a difference between courtesies received from their master and the duke; for that the duke’s might have ends of utility and bargain; whereas their master’s could not. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.

    Where sold he bargains, whipstitch? John Dryden, Macflecknoe.

    As to bargains, few of them seem to be excellent, because they all terminate in one single point. Jonathan Swift.

    No maid at court is less asham’d,
    Howe’er for selling bargains fam’d. Jonathan Swift.

    I am sorry for thy misfortune; however we must make the best of a bad bargain: thou art in jeopardy, that is certain. John Arbuthnot, History of J. Bull.

  2. To Bargainverb

    To make a contract for the sale or purchase of any thing; often with for.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Henry is able to enrich his queen;
    And not to seek a queen to make him rich.
    So worthless peasants bargain for their wives,
    As market men for oxen, sheep, or horse. William Shakespeare, Hen. VI.

    For those that are like to be in plenty, they may be bargained for upon the ground. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist. №. 675.

    The thrifty state will bargain ere they fight. Dryden.

    It is possible the great duke may bargain for the republick of Lucca, by the help of his great treasures. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

Wikipedia

  1. Bargain

    Bargain is a song written by Pete Townshend that was first released by the Who on their 1971 album Who's Next. It is a love song, although the intended subject of the song is God rather than a woman. The song has been included on several compilation and live albums. It was also included on several of Townshend's solo projects. Critics have praised the song's lyricism and power, as well as the performance of the band on the song. Townshend acknowledged during the Who's concert at the Prudential Center in Newark on 19 March 2016 that this is his favorite song on the album.

ChatGPT

  1. bargain

    A bargain is an agreement between two parties on a price for a transaction, often achieved through negotiation. Alternatively, it can refer to a good or service that is being sold for less than its usual price or its perceived value, thus considered a good deal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bargainnoun

    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. Bargainnoun

    an agreement or stipulation; mutual pledge

  3. Bargainnoun

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

  4. Bargainnoun

    the thing stipulated or purchased; also, anything bought cheap

  5. Bargainnoun

    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. Bargainverb

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bargain

    bär′gin, n. a contract or agreement: a favourable transaction: an advantageous purchase: (Shak.) chaffering.—v.i. to make a contract or agreement: to chaffer: to count on, take into consideration (with for): to lose by bad bargaining (with away).—n. Bar′gainer.—Bargain and sale, in law, a mode of conveyance whereby property may be assigned or transferred for valuable consideration.—Into the bargain, over and above; To make the best of a bad bargain, to make the best of difficult circumstances; To sell any one a bargain (Shak.), to befool him; To strike a bargain, to come to terms about a purchase. [O. Fr. bargaigner—Low L. barcaniare; acc. to Diez from barca, a boat.]

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_).

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bargain in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bargain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Bargain in a Sentence

  1. Laura Young:

    It was a bargain at $ 35, there was no reason not to buy it.

  2. Helen Rowland:

    Marriage is a bargain, and somebody has to get the worst of the bargain.

  3. Chuck Carlson:

    Coming off yesterday, you've got short-term bargain-hunters coupled with potential fiscal stimulus hopes, it may be the biggest benefit is not actually what's getting done - it's that there appears to be a plan.

  4. Owen Callan:

    We had a real capitulation in markets this morning and there was no obvious catalyst, we then had some bargain hunters coming in later in the day, but the moves have been driven by more speculative hedge funds.

  5. Tim Ghriskey:

    The move into big tech is simply a trading opportunity. Big tech has been down for a week or so, underperforming the market pretty significantly, there are bargain hunters coming in, jumping on those securities.

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