- The definition of a broker is a person who buys and sells things on behalf of others.
A person who you hire to buy stock for you on the stock exchange is an example of a broker.
- To broker is defined as to arrange or facilitate the arrangement of a deal.
If you act as a middleman between people selling a property and people buying a property, this is an example of when you broker the deal.
- a person who acts as an agent or intermediary in negotiating contracts, buying and selling, etc.
Origin of brokerMiddle English brokour ; from Anglo-Norman broceor ; from Old French brokier, brochier, to broach, tap; origin, originally sense “wine dealer”
- to act as a broker (for)
- to negotiate or bargain; specif., to influence the outcome of (a political convention) by negotiating, making secret agreements, etc.
- One that acts as an agent for others, as in negotiating contracts, purchases, or sales in return for a fee or commission.
- A stockbroker.
- A power broker.
transitive verbbro·kered, bro·ker·ing, bro·kers
Origin of brokerMiddle English, from Anglo-Norman brocour, abrocour; akin to Spanish alboroque, ceremonial gift at conclusion of business deal, from Arabic al-barka, the blessing, colloquial variant of al-baraka : al-, the + baraka, blessing, divine favor (from bāraka, to bless; see brk in Semitic roots).
From broke + -er.
(third-person singular simple present brokers, present participle brokering, simple past and past participle brokered)
From Middle English broker, brokour, brocour, from Anglo-Norman brocour (“small trader”) (compare also abroker (“to act as a broker”)), from Old Dutch *brokere (“one who determines the usages of trade, manager”), from broke, bruyck, breuck (“use, usage, trade”), from Proto-Germanic *brūkiz (“use, custom”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhrug- (“to use, enjoy”), equivalent to brook + -er. Cognate with Middle Low German brukere (“a broker”), Eastern Frisian broker (“a broker”), Danish bruger (“a broker, user, handler”), Swedish bruk (“use, custom, trade, business”), Old English broc (“use, profit, advantage, foredeal”). Compare also French brocanter (“to deal in second-hand goods”) from the same Germanic source. More at brook.
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An individual or firm who acts as an intermediary between a buyer and seller. A broker usually charges a commission for services. A broker also may be a person who sells insurance products offered by different companies or someone who sells real estate.
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