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bargain

Noun

1 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" [syn: deal]
2 an advantageous purchase; "she got a bargain at the auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price" [syn: buy, steal]

Verb

1 negotiate the terms of an exchange; "We bargained for a beautiful rug in the bazaar" [syn: dicker]
2 come to terms; arrive at an agreement

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. 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.
    A contract is a bargain that is legally binding. --Wharton.
  2. An agreement or stipulation; mutual pledge.
    And whon your honors mean to solemnize The bargain of your faith. --Shak.
  3. A purchase; also ( when not qualified), a gainful transaction; an advantageous purchase; as, to buy a thing at a bargain.
  4. The thing stipulated or purchased; also, anything bought cheap.
    She was too fond of her most filthy bargain. --Shak.
(Law), a species of conveyance, by which the bargainor contracts to convey the lands to the bargainee, and becomes by such contract a trustee for and seized to the use of the bargainee. The statute then completes the purchase; i. e., the bargain vests the use, and the statute vests the possession. --Blackstone.
, over and above what is stipulated;besides.
, to make saucy (usually indelicate) repartees. [Obs.] --Swift.
, to reach or ratify an agreement. ``A bargain was struck.'' --Macaulay.

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Translations

Verb

  1. 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.
    So worthless peasants bargain for their wives. --Shak.
  2. To transfer for a consideration; to barter; to trade; as, to bargain one horse for another.

Derived terms

Translations

to make a bergain

Extensive Definition

Bargain could mean some of the following:
bargain in German: Schnäppchen
bargain in Portuguese: Barganha

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