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Meaning of BARGAIN

Pronunciation:  'bârgin

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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"
  2. [n]  an advantageous purchase; "she got a bargain at the auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price"
  3. [adj]  offering goods or services at less than standard price or rate; "a bargain outlet"; "cut-rate store"
  4. [v]  come to terms; arrive at an agreement
  5. [v]  negotiate the terms of an exchange; "We bargained for a beautiful rug in the bazaar"

BARGAIN is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: buy, cheap, cut-price(a), cut-rate(a), deal, dicker, inexpensive, steal
 See Also: agree, agreement, chaffer, haggle, higgle, huckster, negociate, negotiate, purchase, song, talk terms, travel bargain, understanding



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    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
             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;
    {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.
  2. \Bar"gain\, v. i. [OE. barganien, OF. bargaigner, F.
    barguigner, to hesitate, fr. LL. barcaniare. See {Bargain},
    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.
  3. \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.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you got something for a bargain indicates that you are being undervalued. Perhaps you are not putting in as much effort into a project or relationship as you should be. Consider the symbolism of the item and how you feel about it in your dream.
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