What does broker mean?

Definitions for broker
ˈbroʊ kərbro·ker

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agent, factor, broker(verb)

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

  2. broker(verb)

    act as a broker


  1. broker(Noun)

    A mediator between a buyer and seller.

  2. broker(Noun)

    An agent involved in the exchange of messages or transactions.

  3. broker(Verb)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Broker(verb)

    one who transacts business for another; an agent

  2. Broker(verb)

    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. Broker(verb)

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

  4. Broker(verb)

    a dealer in secondhand goods

  5. Broker(verb)

    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.

British National Corpus

  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. Tom Perez:

    Helping to facilitate resolution involves the development of mutual trust and so I had to do that and I had to do it fast because I didn't have the luxury of time, i would like to think that both sides saw that I was indeed an honest broker.

  2. Thomas Gatley:

    The swings in the market are up 1, 2 percent, down 3, 4 percent; it's chaos, depending on what you've bought on margin, you get cash-calls. So you get a lot of people jumping in and a lot of liquidity flowing ... into a stock or group of stocks. If the price on that falls at any point for say 5 or 6 percent, then all the people who bought that will get a call from their broker to say 'You need to pay some more cash or you need to sell right now.'.

  3. Jan Techau:

    She's a diplomatic leader, she can actually take a step back, become almost invisible and become the power-broker in the system. This has been her approach for the last 15 years, and it is especially useful in these kinds of moments when you have a crisis where you have to bring these people together where so much is at stake.

  4. Sherwood Neiss:

    A funding portal is not a broker-dealer and hence not compensated to do the diligence (nor have the expertise, time or resources to diligence) the underlying companies, funding portals essentially act as a matching service. The premise of crowdfunding is the crowd reviews this information and makes their own decision. Hence, portals should not be held accountable for misstatements by the issuers. Issuers need to be held accountable for those misstatements.

  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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