Definition of broker
1 : one who acts as an intermediary: such asa : an agent who arranges marriagesb : an agent who negotiates contracts of purchase and sale (as of real estate, commodities, or securities)
2 : power broker
3 : one who sells or distributes something an information broker
Examples of broker in a Sentence
the broker in the hostage situation was a prominent reporter that the gunman felt he could trust
all of the local yacht brokers were at the boat show
Recent Examples of broker from the Web
According to a Linkedin page under her name, Vakos is a real estate broker who graduated from Arizona State University.
The Obamas’ purchase of the Kalorama home reflects an extreme example of the upward trend in big-ticket sales around the area, according to Maxwell Rabin, a broker for TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.
Another broker, Gregg Schonhorn, pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with authorities.
That information can uncover kickback schemes involving patient brokers.
In addition, some analysts are concerned that people who don’t sign up through healthcare.gov won’t receive important notifications about their coverage from insurers and web brokers.
Following his baseball career, Bunning managed five seasons in the Phillies minor league system, became a player agent and was a stock broker.
A guidance counselor in Seattle Public Schools has twice been fined by state regulators for selling stocks without a broker’s license.
Isabella Hellmann, 41, a real estate broker from Delray Beach, was on a two-week vacation with her husband, Lewis Bennett.
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Origin and Etymology of broker
Middle English, negotiator, from Anglo-French brocour
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
BROKER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of broker for English Language Learners
: a person who helps other people to reach agreements, to make deals, or to buy and sell property (such as stocks or houses)
BROKER Defined for Kids
Definition of broker for Students
: a person who acts as an agent for others in the buying or selling of property
Additional Notes on broker
An insurance broker differs from an insurance agent in that a broker is usually considered an agent of the insured, even though he or she may receive a commission from an insurance company. A broker may sell the products of a number of insurers, and an insurer has no liability for a broker's wrongful actions. A securities broker often acts also as a dealer and so is often referred to as a broker-dealer.
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