What does broker mean?

Definitions for broker
ˈbroʊ kərbro·ker

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agent, factor, brokerverb

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

  2. brokerverb

    act as a broker


  1. brokernoun

    A mediator between a buyer and seller.

  2. brokernoun

    An agent involved in the exchange of messages or transactions.

  3. brokerverb

    To act as a broker; to mediate in a sale or transaction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brokerverb

    one who transacts business for another; an agent

  2. Brokerverb

    an agent employed to effect bargains and contracts, as a middleman or negotiator, between other persons, for a compensation commonly called brokerage. He takes no possession, as broker, of the subject matter of the negotiation. He generally contracts in the names of those who employ him, and not in his own

  3. Brokerverb

    a dealer in money, notes, bills of exchange, etc

  4. Brokerverb

    a dealer in secondhand goods

  5. Brokerverb

    a pimp or procurer

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Broker

    brōk′ėr, n. one employed to buy and sell for others: a second-hand dealer: a pander: a commissioner.—v.i. Broke, to bargain, negotiate: (Shak.) to act as a pander or go-between:—pr.p. brōk′ing; pa.p. brōked.—ns. Brok′erage, Brok′age, the business of a broker: the commission charged by a broker: a commission charged for transacting business for others; Brok′ery, the business of a broker.—p.adj. Brok′ing, doing business as a broker: practised by brokers. [M. E. brocour—A.S. brucan; Ger. brauchen, to use, to profit.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. broker

    Originally a broken tradesman, from the Anglo-Saxon broc, a misfortune; but, in later times, a person who usually transacts the business of negotiating between the merchants and ship-owners respecting cargoes and clearances: he also effects insurances with the underwriters; and while on the one hand he is looked to as to the regularity of the contract, on the other he is expected to make a candid disclosure of all the circumstances which may affect the risk.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Broker

    From the Anglo-Saxon brucan, through the Old English brocour, to use for profit.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'broker' in Nouns Frequency: #2885

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of broker in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of broker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of broker in a Sentence

  1. Vlad Tenev:

    As a licensed broker-dealer, we're highly regulated and take clear communication very seriously.

  2. Mike Schellinger:

    The options industry can continue to push retail investors' involvement in exchange-traded options but only if they are in the best interest of the individual retail investor, had the fiduciary regulations been enacted as originally proposed, many IRA investors would have had to change brokers and/or lose access to broker advice.

  3. Andrew Ceresney:

    Broker-dealers become important gatekeepers when they provide customers direct access to our securities markets, and in this case Morgan Stanley did not live up to that responsibility.

  4. Charles Lichtman:

    Our client is a 78-year-old widow, whose UBS broker put all of her money into one investment.

  5. Keith Taylor:

    Institutional fund managers are finding it difficult to accept hospitality beyond reasonable limits because compliance is getting stricter, the broker-fund manager relationship has changed a lot from what it used to be a few years ago and is set to become even tougher as professional money managers take great pains to avoid what can be perceived as conflicts of interests.

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    a person who is member of one's class or profession
    • A. preponderance
    • B. brashness
    • C. confrere
    • D. nidus

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