The definition of a broker is a person who buys and sells things on behalf of others.(noun)
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.(verb)
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.
See broker in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME brokour < Anglo-Norm broceor < OFr brokier, brochier, to broach, tap; orig. sense “wine dealer”
transitive verb, intransitive verb
See broker in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman brocour, abrocour
Origin: ; akin to Spanish alboroque, ceremonial gift at conclusion of business deal
Origin: , from Arabic al-barka, the blessing
Origin: , colloquial variant of al-baraka
Origin: : al-, the
Origin: + baraka, blessing, divine favor (from bāraka, to bless; see brk in Semitic roots). Word History: Giving gifts to one's broker might be justifiable from an etymological point of view because the word broker may be connected through its Anglo-Norman source, brocour, abrocour, with Spanish alboroque, meaning “ceremony or ceremonial gift after the conclusion of a business deal.” If this connection does exist, “business deal” is the notion shared by the Spanish and Anglo-Norman words because brocour referred to the middleman in transactions. The English word broker is first found in Middle English in 1355, several centuries before we find instances of its familiar compounds pawnbroker, first recorded in 1687, and stockbroker, first recorded in 1706.
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