- The definition of a bargain is an understanding between two people on the cost of goods or services.
If someone agrees to sell a product at 10 percent off as long as the other person orders at least 12, that is an example of a bargain.
- A bargain is defined as something that you buy that costs less than it normally does.
A purchase made at a sale is an example of a bargain.
- To bargain means to discuss the details in a business transaction regarding selling, buying, or exchanging.
To barter with another farmer to exchange a certain number of eggs for a certain amount of beef is an example of bargain.
This woman is pleased with the bargains she found.
- a mutual agreement or contract in which the parties settle on what should be given or done by each
- the terms of such an agreement
- such an agreement considered in terms of its worth to one of the parties: to make a bad bargain
- something offered, bought, or sold at a price favorable to the buyer
Origin of bargainMiddle English and amp; Old French bargaine ; from Old French bargaignier, to haggle ; from Frankish an unverified form borganjan, to lend, akin to Old English borgian, borrow
- to discuss the details of a transaction, contract, treaty, etc., trying to get the best possible terms
- to make a bargain or agreement
- to try to get cheaply
- to expect; anticipate; count onalso bargain on
into the bargainor in the bargain
- An agreement between parties fixing obligations that each promises to carry out. See Synonyms at agreement.
- a. An agreement establishing the terms of a sale or exchange of goods or services: reached a bargain with the antique dealer over the lamp.b. Property acquired or services rendered as a result of such an agreement.
- Something offered or acquired at a price advantageous to the buyer: That silk dress is a bargain at that price.
verbbar·gained, bar·gain·ing, bar·gains
- To negotiate the terms of an agreement, as to sell or exchange.
- To engage in collective bargaining.
- To arrive at an agreement.
Origin of bargainMiddle English, from Old French bargaigne, haggling, from bargaignier, to haggle, of Germanic origin; see bhergh-1 in Indo-European roots.
- 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.
- An agreement or stipulation; mutual pledge.
- A purchase; also (when not qualified), a gainful transaction; an advantageous purchase.
- to buy a thing at a bargain
- At that price, it's not just a bargain, it's a steal.
- The thing stipulated or purchased; also, anything bought cheap.
(third-person singular simple present bargains, present participle bargaining, simple past and past participle bargained)
- (intransitive) To make a bargain; to make a contract for the exchange of property or services; to negotiate; -- followed by with and for; as, to bargain with a farmer for a cow.
- So worthless peasants bargain for their wives. -- Shakespeare.
- united we bargain, divided we beg
- To transfer for a consideration; to barter; to trade; as, to bargain one horse for another.
Middle English bargaynen (“to bargain, make a pledge for sale”), from Anglo-Norman bargai(g)ner (“to bargain”), from Old French bargai(g)ner (“to bargain, haggle”), from Frankish *borganjan (“to borrow, lend”), from Proto-Germanic *burganą (“to borrow, lend”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhergh- (“to protect, secure”). Akin to Old High German bor(a)gēn (“to look after, care for”) (German borgen), Old English borgian (“to borrow, lend, pledge”). More at borrow.
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