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Bargain

Bargain Meaning & Definition
Bargain Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Bargain?

[n] 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"
[n] an advantageous purchase; "she got a bargain at the auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price"
[adj] offering goods or services at less than standard price or rate; "a bargain outlet"; "cut-rate store"
[v] come to terms; arrive at an agreement
[v] negotiate the terms of an exchange; "We bargained for a beautiful rug in the bazaar"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Bargain: buy | cheap | cut-price(a) | cut-rate(a) | deal | dicker | inexpensive | steal

Related Terms | Find terms related to Bargain: abatement of differences | accommodation | accord | act between | adjustment | advantageous purchase | advise with | agree | agree to | agreement | allow for | anticipate | arbitrate | arrange | arrangement | bargain for | barter | beat down | bid | bid for | binding agreement | blind bargain | bond | buy | call in | cartel | chaffer | cheapen | collective agreement | collogue | compact | compare notes | composition | compromise | concession | confer | confer with | consortium | consult | consult with | contract | convention | cop-out | counsel | count on | covenant | covenant of salt | deal | deliberate | desertion of principle | dicker | discuss | discuss with | do a deal | drive a bargain | employment contract | engage | evasion of responsibility | exchange | exchange observations | exchange views | expect | foresee | formal agreement | give-and-take | giveaway | giving way | go between | good buy | good deal | good pennyworth | haggle | hard bargain | have conversations | higgle | hold conference | horse trade | huckster | intercede | intermediate | interpose | intervene | ironclad agreement | jew down | judge | legal agreement | legal contract | make a deal | make terms | mediate | meet halfway | moderate | mutual agreement | mutual concession | negotiate | outbid | pact | paction | palaver | palter | parley | pennyworth | powwow | promise | protocol | put heads together | reason with | refer to | referee | represent | settlement | sit down together | sit down with | steal | step in | stipulate | stipulation | surrender | swap | take counsel | take into account | take up with | talk over | trade | trade-in | traffic | transaction | treat with | truck | umpire | underbid | understanding | undertake | union contract | valid contract | wage contract | yielding

See Also | agree | agreement | chaffer | haggle | higgle | huckster | negociate | negotiate | purchase | song | talk terms | travel bargain | understanding

Bargain In Webster's Dictionary

\Bar"gain\, n. [OE. bargayn, bargany, OF. bargaigne, bargagne, prob. from a supposed LL. barcaneum, fr. barca a boat which carries merchandise to the shore; hence, to traffic to and fro, to carry on commerce in general. See {Bark} a vessel. ] 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. {Bargain and sale} (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. {Into the bargain}, over and above what is stipulated; besides. {To sell bargains}, to make saucy (usually indelicate) repartees. [Obs.] --Swift. {To strike a bargain}, to reach or ratify an agreement. ``A bargain was struck.'' --Macaulay. Syn: Contract; stipulation; purchase; engagement.
\Bar"gain\, v. i. [OE. barganien, OF. bargaigner, F. barguigner, to hesitate, fr. LL. barcaniare. See {Bargain}, n.] 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.
\Bar"gain\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bargained} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bargaining}.] To transfer for a consideration; to barter; to trade; as, to bargain one horse for another. {To bargain away}, to dispose of in a bargain; -- usually with a sense of loss or disadvantage; as, to bargain away one's birthright. ``The heir . . . had somehow bargained away the estate.'' --G. Eliot.

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