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bargain

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noun, often attributive bar·gain \ˈbär-gən\

Definition of bargain

  1. 1 :  an agreement between parties settling what each gives or receives in a transaction between them or what course of action or policy each pursues in respect to the other They struck a bargain to sell only to each other. Keep your side of the bargain.

  2. 2 :  something acquired by or as if by negotiating over the terms of a purchase, agreement, or contract; especially :  an advantageous purchase At that price the car is a bargain. We got a bargain on the plane tickets.

  3. 3 :  a transaction, situation, or event regarded in the light of its results a bad bargain

into the bargain

or less commonly

in the bargain

  1. :  besides tastes good and is good for you, into the bargain

Examples of bargain in a Sentence

  1. I think everyone involved was satisfied with the bargain we made.

  2. They've agreed to turn the land over to the state, and the state, as its part of the bargain, has agreed to keep it undeveloped.

  3. She likes to hunt for bargains when she shops.

Origin and Etymology of bargain

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from bargaigner


First Known Use: 14th century


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bargain

verb bar·gain

Definition of bargain

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to negotiate over the terms of a purchase, agreement, or contract :  haggle The seller might be willing to bargain over the price.

  3. 2 :  to come to terms :  agree

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to bring to a desired level by bargaining bargain a price down

  6. 2 :  to sell or dispose of by bargaining —often used with away bargained away wage increases for other benefits

bargainer

noun

bargain for

  1. :  expect more work than I bargained for

Examples of bargain in a Sentence

  1. The price listed is quite high, but the seller might be willing to bargain.

  2. they bargained with the car salesman for half an hour before settling on a price

Origin and Etymology of bargain

Middle English, from Anglo-French bargaigner, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old English borgian to borrow — more at bury


First Known Use: 14th century



BARGAIN Defined for English Language Learners

bargain

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noun

Definition of bargain for English Language Learners

  • : an agreement in which people or groups say they will do or give something in exchange for something else

  • : something that is bought or sold for a price which is lower than the actual value : something bought or sold at a good price

bargain

verb

Definition of bargain for English Language Learners

  • : to discuss an agreement or price in order to make it more appealing


BARGAIN Defined for Kids

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bargain

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noun bar·gain \ˈbär-gən\

Definition of bargain for Students

  1. 1 :  an agreement settling what each person is to give and receive in a business deal He made a bargain to mow his neighbor's lawn for five dollars.

  2. 2 :  something bought or offered for sale at a good price The new car was a real bargain.


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bargain

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verb bar·gain

Definition of bargain for Students

bargained

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bargaining

  1. :  to talk over the terms of a purchase or agreement


Law Dictionary

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bargain

noun , often attrib bar·gain

Legal Definition of bargain

  1. 1 :  an agreement between parties that settles what each gives or receives (as a promise or performance) in a transaction between them — compare contract

  2. 2a :  something acquired by or as if by bargaining b :  something whose value considerably exceeds its cost a bargain purchase

Origin and Etymology of bargain

Old French bargaigne negotiation, haggling, from bargaignier to haggle


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bargain

intransitive verb bar·gain

Legal Definition of bargain

  1. 1a :  to negotiate over the terms of an agreement (as a contract) b :  to engage in collective bargaining the employer must bargain with the union

  2. 2 :  to agree to certain terms or conditions :  come to terms plaintiff bargained with the store for a lower price

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to convey according to a bargain does hereby grant, bargain, sell, alien and confirm to the party of the second part, the following described property —often used with sell in deeds to indicate that the conveyor is receiving consideration in exchange for the property



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