This woman is pleased with the bargains she found.
- 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.
- 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 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 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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