What does broker mean?

Definitions for broker
ˈbroʊ kərbro·ker

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word broker.

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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Brokernoun

    Etymology: from to broke.

    Brokers, who, having no stock of their own, set up and trade with that of other men; buying here, and selling there, and commonly abusing both sides, to make out a little paultry gain. William Temple.

    Some South-sea broker, from the city,
    Will purchase me, the more’s the pity;
    Lay all my fine plantations waste,
    To fit them to his vulgar taste. Jonathan Swift.

    A goodly broker!
    Dare you presume to harbour wanton lines?
    To whisper and conspire against my youth? William Shakespeare.

    In chusing for yourself, you shew’d your judgment;
    Which being shallow, you shall give me leave
    To play the broker in mine own behalf. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

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. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Stock brokerage firms are so scoundrel that they will never let traders to make money. If a trader has bought shares ,broker will put all sort of obstacles like disabling its keys on web trading platform and many other ways to ensure that trader is not able to sell those shares at higher price. Brokers also will not aloow traders to buy at lower price by closing down its terminal function for that period citing technical error reason

  2. Charles Whitehead:

    If they are the CEO of a shell company that does nothing more than manage the broker-dealer, that's an issue, if all you've done is rearrange the deck chairs so that you are.

  3. Holger Schmieding:

    That is actually good news because the immediate challenge for Italy is to come up with a 2020 budget by mid-October, now the 5-Star and Democratic Party (PD) could possibly broker a compromise with the EU which would reduce uncertainty.

  4. Tom Faust:

    The biggest challenge we see at this stage of the game is getting broker dealers, if we are looking to launch before the end of the year, we need the broker dealers to start making systems changes and otherwise preparing themselves to offer this to clients.

  5. Reza Mostafavi Tabatabaei:

    I was supposed to receive $3 million as a broker but most of the money went to the pockets of people in the IOEC who were involved in the contract.

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